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GHTC launches call for nominations for Innovating for Impact Awards

GHTC is seeking nominations for its new Innovating for Impact Awards initiative to celebrate the research partnerships and political champions that help transform breakthrough scientific research into lifesaving drugs, vaccines, and other health tools for unmet global health challenges. Nominations will be accepted through September 20, 2017
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Return on innovation

A new report from GHTC examines the impact of US government investment in global health R&D at home and abroad, from delivering lifesaving tools for the world’s most vulnerable people to generating economic and security returns for the United States.
 
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Medicines for Malaria Venture

Medicines for Malaria Venture works with partners to discover, develop and accelerate delivery of new antimalarial therapies. In partnership, it has built the largest-ever portfolio of antimalarial drug projects and brought forward seven new medicines that are estimated to have saved over a million lives to date.
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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.

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 in reach for all people.

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GHTC policy report cited in Inter Press Service report on sequestration impact

In an article examining the impact sequestration cuts could have on US-funded global health programs, Inter Press Service includes data from GHTC's policy report Renewing US leadership: Policies to advance global health research, which warns budget reductions could jeopardize development of up to 200 promising new global health tools currently in the pipeline.

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Nature blog cites GHTC policy report in article on looming NIH cuts

In an article examining the impact sequestration could have on the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and biomedical research, Nature's news blog cites GHTC's policy report Renewing US leadership: Policies to advance global health research, which enumerates the damages sequestration could have on global health R&D projects at US agencies.

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United Nations
72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72)
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The Role of the Private Sector in Advancing Global Health
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Research Roundup: Technology to save mothers, an all-inclusive vaccine, and malaria's relationship with carbohydrates

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: Zika vaccine dead ends, an Ebola data-sharing platform, and a low-cost newborn asphyxia treatment

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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