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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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Overheard at UNGA: 4 key takeaways on global health innovation

A “who’s who” of politicians, philanthropists, CEOs, and civil society leaders descended upon New York City this week for the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). GHTC was there, serving as your eyes and ears on the ground. Here is what we heard and our top four takeaways on global health R&D.
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Member Spotlight: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

The 2018 ASTMH Annual Meeting takes place October 28 - November 1 in New Orleans. #TropMed18 is the premier international forum for the exchange of scientific and clinical advances in tropical medicine, hygiene and global health, and will draw more than 4,700 current and future leaders in the field from around the globe.
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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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GHTC sends letter of support for House PAHPA bill

GHTC sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives in support of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018 (H.R. 6378) (PAHPA), commending the inclusion of specific provisions and dedicated funding to advance the development of medical countermeasures to address emerging infectious diseases and pandemic influenza.

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GHTC opens call for nominations for 2018 Innovating for Impact Awards

GHTC has opened nominations for its 2018 Innovating for Impact Awards. Now in its second year, this initiative celebrates the partnerships and policymakers driving global health innovation. The nomination deadline is August 17, 2018.

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Joint FIND-NDWG Symposium at the 49th Union Conference on Lung Health
FIND and New Diagnostics Working Group (NDWG)
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American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting
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Research Roundup: Metagenomics sequencing, combinations of antibodies that suppress HIV, and a partnership to reduce child deaths from AMR

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: Tech to stop a pandemic, DNA vaccine against Ebola, and a unique way to attack malaria

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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