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GHTC launches petition calling on world leaders to include R&D in the Global Health Security Agenda

GHTC launched a new online petition calling on world leaders to include clear commitments to strengthening R&D capacity in the 2019-2024 Global Health Security Agenda framework, which is currently under development.
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Return On Innovation: Learn how global health R&D delivers for your state

Global health R&D matters globally and benefits you locally. Find out how US investments in global health R&D are paying economic and health dividends in your state.
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Member Spotlight: Global Health Council

Global Health Council (GHC) is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers, and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide.
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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.

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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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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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SciDev interviews GHTC director about release of policy report

SciDev.Net interviews GHTC Director Kaitlin Christenson about GHTC's policy report Sustaining progress: Creating US policies to spur global health innovation, which warns that proposed cuts to US global health funding could damage global health R&D progress.

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Research Roundup: An experimental Ebola vaccine, new viruses discovered, and Australian experiment wipes out disease-carrying mosquitoes

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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Research Roundup: An HIV vaccine shows promise, Paraguay conquers malaria, and tackling malaria using veterinary drugs

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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