advancing innovation to save lives

GHTC's statement on the President's FY19 budget

GHTC released a statement in response to the President's fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget proposal, expressing concern about proposed cuts to critical government programs that advance innovation to improve the health of millions of people in need around the world, including Americans.
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The first step

GHTC released a new two-minute video taking viewers on a journey to discover how sustained investments in global health R&D can unlock health and opportunity for people around the world.

Member Spotlight: Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security is an independent nonprofit organization that works to protect people's health from the consequences of epidemics and disasters and to ensure that communities are resilient to major challenges.
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GHTC works to save and improve lives by encouraging the research and development of essential health technologies. We bring together more than 25 nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and aligned businesses to advance policies to accelerate the creation of new drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and other tools that bring healthy lives within reach for all people.

Why we're needed

Health technologies have the potential to save millions of lives. New tools are needed to slow the global threat of diseases, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and neglected tropical diseases, and tackle many other pressing health needs. For diseases and conditions primarily affecting people in the world’s poorest places, there is little to no commercial market to spur R&D. Strong investment and innovative solutions are needed to catalyze the development of new technologies to bring health and opportunity within reach for all people.

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Science Speaks features GHTC policy report recommendations

Science Speaks covers the launch event for GHTC's policy report Sustaining progress: Creating US policies to spur global health innovation. The article highlights the report's recommendations to policymakers.

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Impatient Optimists features opinion piece by GHTC director

In an opinion piece in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Impatient Optimists blog, GHTC Director Kaitlin Christenson asks policymakers to continue to sustain investments in global health R&D even in a tough budgetary climate, highlighting the promising health technologies in the pipeline which have been supported by such investments.

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Community Event

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Devex World 2018
Devex, Cargill, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, RTI
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Community Event

InterAction Forum 2018
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Pan American Health Organization
What to watch at WHA 71

The 71st session of the World Health Assembly will see a number of debates that could impact global health R&D. Here is is what you need to know.

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Preparing the ground in the Brazilian Amazon for a new antimalarial to reduce relapse

Tackling malaria in the Brazilian Amazon has proved challenging. But furtunetly, a solution could be in sight.

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