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.
Infectious Disease News cites GHTC's policy report Achieving a bold vision for global health: Policy solutions to advance global health R&D in article exploring the role of public-private partnerships in fighting infectious diseases.
The US Congressional Research Service cites findings from GHTC's policy report Achieving a bold vision for global health: Policy solutions to advance global health R&Din its report Zika Virus in Latin America and the Caribbean: U.S. Policy Considerations.
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The 140th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB) closed last week with a shortlist of three candidates for the WHO Director General position and progress on key global health R&D issues.