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The Hill features op-ed from GHTC director

The Hill featured an op-ed from GHTC Director Jamie Bay Nishi which highlights the historic decline in US government investment in neglected disease R&D and calls for the US to increase funding and reassert American leadership in global health innovation.
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International Partnership For Microbicides

The International Partnerships for Microbicides (IPM) is a nonprofit organization that developed the monthly dapivirine ring, and is dedicated to accelerating the development and availability of other new HIV prevention tools for women in developing countries.
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GHTC works to save and improve lives by encouraging the research and development of essential health technologies. We are a coalition of more than 25 nonprofit organizations advancing policies to accelerate the creation of new drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and other health 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 in reach for all people.

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GHTC issues statement on R&D for epidemic diseases at HHS WHA listening session

GHTC issued a statement at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) World Health Assembly (WHA) Stakeholder Listening Session highlighting the critical role new tools play in epidemic preparedness. The statement, issued with PATH, calls on the US government to support regulatory capacity building and harmonization efforts with the World Health Organization and efforts by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness, as well as notes the necessity of developing affordable and available tools in order to combat potentially epidemic diseases in low-resource settings, where outbreaks most often occur.

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Devex features G20 "Call to Action" co-developed by GHTC

Devex featured the "Call to Action" co-developed by GHTC and other members, urging the G20 to invest in tools and innovations to combat global issues, such as pandemics, poverty-related and neglected diseases (PRNDs), and antimicrobial resistance (AMRs). The report also highlights the events at the G20 health innovation meeting in Berlin, Germany on April 28. 

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Medical research, global health programs face steep cuts in Trump budget

On Tuesday, the Trump Administration released its full fiscal year 2018 budget proposal. This budget proposes significant cuts to programs that support global health and medical research at the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the US Agency for International Development.

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G20 health ministers pledge support for R&D to combat antimicrobial resistance, pandemic threats

Health ministers from G20 nations, meeting for the first time, pledged to work together to combat antimicrobial resistance and improve pandemic preparedness, emphasizing the critical role research and development plays in confronting these global challenges.

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