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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 welcomes the Administration recommitment to GHSA

GHTC joined other global health organizations in sending a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar welcoming the Administration's recommitment to the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and urging the Administration to provide robust funding for global health security activities in the fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget and release the Global Health Security Strategy required by Congress in the FY18 appropriations omnibus.

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GHTC sends FY20 letter to OMB

GHTC sent a letter to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), calling for the administration to sustain and protect global health R&D in the fiscal year 2020 (FY20) budget.

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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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