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The world keeps turning: WHO’s 140th Executive Board meeting begins

With the 140th World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board meeting commencing this week, GHTC takes a look at what's on the agenda and how it could impact global health R&D.

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WHO's doing WHA for the 69th time next week!

This coming week the “who’s who” of the global health community (as well as some much more modest global health advocates such as your humble author) will make the annual trek to Geneva, Switzerland, for the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA), where World Health Organization (WHO) member states will collectively decide WHO’s plans for the coming year.

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Better together? Five takeaways on the proposal for a WHO pooled fund

Last week, GHTC convened a panel of experts to dissect and discuss a proposal for pooled funding for global health research and development (R&D).

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WHO says “no thanks” to the private sector

There’s an old adage about political negotiating: “You need to be in the room when things are happening if you want to have an impact.”

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WHO Board addresses health R&D, sets March meeting to discuss CEWG resolution

Over 1,000 attendees, a longer than ever agenda—with time management by a song for punishment and a chocolate Caramello Koala as a reward—the 138th World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB), chaired with humor and efficiency by Precious Matsoso, Director-General of the Department of Health, South Africa, concluded Saturday, January 30 after six days of discussion and debate.

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WHO Executive Board agrees on set-up of pooled fund for global health R&D

In this guest post, Alexandra Heumber—head of policy affairs at the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative—discusses actions taken during the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Executive Board meeting which could impact financing for the research and development (R&D) of new health technologies for developing countries.

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World Health Assembly roundup: News on research and innovation

The annual World Health Assembly (WHA) has come and gone once again, and this time there’s a lot of exciting news to report on the innovation front.

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