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GHTC honors Sen. Blunt, Rep. Rosa DeLauro & developers of child-friendly TB Medicines

GHTC honored Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) at its second annual Innovating for Impact Awards, which celebrates US policymakers and partnerships driving progress in global health innovation. GHTC also recognized the partnership that developed and introduced improved child-friendly tuberculosis (TB) medicines.
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More than 150 signatories join GHTC in calling for R&D to be included in GHSA

More than 150 organizations and individuals from around the world have already signed on to GHTC's petition calling for the inclusion of an R&D action package in the 2019-2024 Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) framework.
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Member Spotlight: DNDi

A patient-needs driven, not-for-profit research and development organization, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) works to deliver new treatments for neglected diseases, in particular leishmaniasis, human African trypanosomiasis, Chagas disease, specific filarial infections, paediatric HIV, mycetoma, and hepatitis C. Since its inception in 2003, DNDi has delivered eight treatments, including fexinidazole, the first all-oral treatment for sleeping sickness, two fixed-dose antimalarials (ASAQ and ASMQ), sodium stibogluconate and paromomycin (SSG&PM) combination therapy for visceral leishmaniasis in Africa and a pediatric dosage form of benznidazole for Chagas disease.
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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 30 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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GHTC issues recommendations for Congress, Administration

GHTC recently released its first annual policy report, which provides recommendations for Congress and the Administration on how to position the United States as the leader in a worldwide movement to strengthen global health R&D.

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GHTC calls for US engagement in innovative effort to bring vaccines to children worldwide

GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer today announced that they have joined the first Advance Market Commitment (AMC), a unique funding effort to bring pneumococcal vaccines to millions of children worldwide. GHTC commends increased involvement in the AMC and calls on the United States to participate in innovative health financing mechanisms, including a future AMC, to maximize the life-saving potential of immunizations worldwide.

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Innovation, Partnership, and Self-Reliance: Health Policy Lessons from India’s Bihar State
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Launch of the 2018 G-FINDER report
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Research Roundup: Male birth control one step closer to reality, three-in-one HIV drug launched, and powdered polio vaccine brings new hope

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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As the global fight against malaria stalls, malaria vaccine development could be primed for breakout

While the global fight against malaria stalls, we are closer than ever to a world where malaria vaccines join the battle arsenal.

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