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Courtney Carson, MA
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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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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CDC/Dr. Scott Smith
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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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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U.S. Mission Photo/Eric Bridiers
Who will lead WHO and what to watch at WHA

With the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) commencing next week, GHTC takes a look at what's on the agenda and how it could impact global health R&D.

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PATH/Eric Becker
Research Roundup: The rise of drug-resistant TB, ecosystems and pandemics, and a UN-made global mosquito tracker

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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Andrew Loxley, Court
Empowerment—the payoff of new HIV prevention tools for young women

Evidence shows that when women are both empowered and healthy, they are more likely to have healthy families, educate their children, and make positive social and economic contributions to society. New discreet and long-acting HIV prevention tools have the potential to empower women to protect their own health and unlock their potential.

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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/Jared Wilmoth
​G20: Connecting the dots on global health innovation, sustainable development, and health security

On April 28, senior leaders from government, the private sector, and the global health community came together in Berlin for a lively discuss on how the G20 can advance global health innovation to drive sustainable development and health security.

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Architect of the Capitol
Global health and medical research saved from spending cuts in FY17 budget agreement

What global health R&D advocates need to know about the FY2017 budget agreement.

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PATH/Aaron Joel Santos
Research Roundup: Breaking down Zika and opportunities, challenges surrounding global immunization

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/Doune Porter
Research Roundup: Progress in fighting NTDs and TB, Polio eradication setbacks, and the crisis surrounding Chagas

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
Opening up malaria drug discovery for good

Scientists are exploring new open innovation and open source approaches to catalyze malaria drug development and move us closer to achieving the goal of ending malaria for good.

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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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GHTC/Marissa Chmiola
Global health R&D gamified!

We ate, we drank, we played games, and we learned a thing or two about the impact of US leadership in global health R&D.

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Office of Management and Budget
Trump budget proposes steep cuts to research and foreign assistance that will threaten global health research

What global health advocates need to know about the President's "skinny" budget.

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Devex
Meet GHTC’s new director, Jamie Bay Nishi

GHTC's new director Jamie Bay Nishi talks about her background, what inspires her, and her vision for the future of the coalition.

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US Department of Homeland Security
President Trump wants to "cure the illnesses that plague us." That means we must invest in R&D

The United States can lead the world toward President Trump’s vision of accelerating cures for diseases that have plagued humanity, but not if we retreat from international engagement and development efforts—including strong engagement in global health R&D.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: Spillover and spillback, 3D spheres for drug development, drug resistance, 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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GHTC/Matt Robinson
WHO Executive Board meeting closes with three shortlisted candidates to lead WHO and R&D issues added to WHA agenda

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.

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US Department of Agriculture/Lance Cheung
Research Roundup: Genetic mutations and innovative ways to package food aid

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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