From Breakthroughs Blog: Child Health

 
PATH/Andrew Berends
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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GHTC/Marissa Chmiola
A competition where the highest prize is lives saved

What do an onsite chlorine generator, fingerprint scanning technology for newborns, and temperature-monitoring wristband all have in common? The potential to save the lives of mothers and newborns in some of the poorest, hardest-to-reach communities around the world.

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CDC/ Sue Partridge, CDC- Ft. Collins
Research Roundup: Global immunization, Zika diagnostics, and an HIV treatment milestone

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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Heng Chivoan
Research Roundup: Polio mutation troubles, a pandemic bond, and Kenya's launch of a generic HIV drug

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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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: Malaria and bone density, a fatal vaccine error, and a sponsored Chikungunya trial

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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PATH/Rocky Prajapati
Research Roundup: Potential malaria and Ebola vaccines and the polio vaccine shortage

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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PATH/Claire Suni
Research Roundup: Barriers to TB immunization, malaria's genetic diversity, and IPM's dapivirine ring

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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PATH/Aaron Joel Santos
5 ways science is transforming global health and saving lives

Science expands our understanding, makes the impossible possible, and helps us build the future we want for all people. Science drives the work of our Global Health Technologies Coalition, so we wanted to take a step back to reflect on five ways science is transforming global health.

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365 review: Top global health innovation news of 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, the Global Health Technologies Coalition is reflecting on the past year in global health innovation.

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TB Alliance
Fruit-flavored drugs to saves kids’ lives: First correctly-dosed, child-friendly TB treatments developed

Early this month, GHTC member TB Alliance and its partners announced the creation of the first-ever appropriate, child-friendly tuberculosis (TB) medicine in the correct doses.

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Research Roundup: Preterm birth indicators, African sleeping sickness treatment, and the world’s first dengue vaccine

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) received a grant from the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth, a member of the GHTC, to study the human microbiome in search of biomarkers to predict preterm birth.

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Research Roundup: the first kid-friendly TB treatment, enlisting smartphones to diagnose malaria, and promising new microbicides

GHTC member TB Alliance announced last week the creation of the first-ever child-friendly tuberculosis (TB) medicines, which are currently undergoing regulatory review by the World Health Organization and should be available in early 2016.

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Scaling up solutions to save every preemie

Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death for children under five years of age.

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CDC/Dr. Scott Smith
Research Roundup: an HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate, inflatable incubator for premature babies, and US government R&D

Dr. Robert Gallo co-discovered the HIV virus and subsequently led the development of the first HIV/AIDS blood test.

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CDC
Research Roundup: TB R&D, malaria in pregnancy, and treatments for filarial diseases

A new briefing paper from the Infectious Diseases Society of America Center for Global Health Policy explores the state of tuberculosis (TB) research and development (R&D) including challenges for products currently in the pipeline and gaps in TB research.

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When breastfeeding is not possible: How an innovative cup can save lives

Breast milk is the perfect first food for newborns; it provides nutrients and energy that infants need and contains substances that strengthen their immune systems.

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Research Roundup: a Chagas vaccine, new pediatric clinical trial resources, the “Nursery of the Future,” and more

Sabin Vaccine Institute—a member of GHTC—and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development received a US$1.8 million grant to expedite the research and development of the first therapeutic vaccine for Chagas disease, which is currently undergoing preclinical research by the same team.

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New legislation aims to #SaveMomsandKids everywhere

In this guest post, Heather Ignatius—senior policy and advocacy officer at PATH—writes about a new bipartisan piece of legislation to accelerate progress towards ending preventable child and maternal deaths.

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Entering the Shark Tank for maternal and newborn health innovation

Last Wednesday 53 teams of innovators gathered at the International Trade Center in Washington, DC, for the Saving Lives at Birth DevelopmentXChange—an event resembling a cross between a science fair and an episode of Shark Tank.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
How to accelerate innovation to solve the world's most urgent health issues

In this post, Amie Batson, MBA—chief strategy officer at GHTC member PATH—discusses a new PATH-led initiative to identify and showcase lifesaving innovations with the promise to transform global health by 2030 and offers insights into what it will take to accelerate the impact of innovation. This post originally appeared in the Innovation Countdown 2030 Report: Reimagining Global Health.

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PATH/Christopher Nelson
Research Roundup: a promising antimalarial and leishmaniasis vaccine, diagnostics for tuberculosis, and more

The Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV)—a member of the GHTC—and the University of Dundee’s Drug Discovery Unit have developed an antimalarial compound that could treat drug-resistant cases of malaria with a single dose.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Four key takeaways from the Africa Leaders Summit

As the first-ever US-Africa Leaders Summit came to a close last week, it was clear that the energy around the partnerships between the United States and African nations are strong and building momentum.

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Breastfeeding goes high tech

Breastfeeding has served as the primary method for a mother to feed her infant since the dawn of humanity, but could it also be a way for her to administer life-saving medicines to her baby?

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International Partnership for Microbicides
Research Roundup: Microbicides, hookworm vaccines, #MomAndBaby, pediatric HIV treatments, and more

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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Jonathan Torgovnik
Changing the reality of diarrheal disease

When you walk into a diarrheal disease health clinic in a place like Bangladesh, the reality of the disease strikes you immediately.

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Why R&D matters for maternal and child health

In this guest post, Sarah Alexander—director of external relations for the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS)—writes about the groundswell of momentum surrounding maternal and child health and the role research and development (R&D) can play in helping more babies have a healthy start to life.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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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Seattle Children’s Funds Innovative Research Sites to Study Preterm Birth

This post—written by Sarah Alexander, director of external relations at the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS)—originally appeared in Seattle Children’s On the Pulse blog on March 5th.

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The power to save millions of lives

In this guest post, Rachel Wilson—senior director of Policy and Advocacy at PATH—writes about a new report focused on health innovations for women and children worldwide.

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On childhood TB, time for ACTION

In this guest post, Mandy Slutsker, senior project associate with the ACTION Partnership, writes about a new report that calls for increased efforts to fight tuberculosis among children worldwide.

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Paul Joseph Brown / GAPPS
Discovering new interventions to prevent preterm birth

With more than 15 million babies born preterm every year, of which one million will die in infancy, preterm birth is a global health crisis that must be elevated and prioritized on an international scale.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
The human impact of budget cuts to global health programs

George Fistonich is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California with a Master of Public Health degree, and currently serves as a research and policy fellow at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. He wrote this guest post about a new amfAR analysis that details the human impact of possible federal budget cuts on global health programs.

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Reducing child deaths worldwide must involve research

Combating preventable child deaths worldwide is an “investment that will pay dividends for years to come,” Deputy National Security Advisor Dennis McDonough said last week at a major conference at Georgetown University.

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