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WHA Roundup: Incremental steps forward on access and TB takes the limelight

What global health research advocates need to know about the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA).

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WHO/L. Cipriani
WHA Roundup: Incremental steps forward on access and TB takes the limelight

What global health research advocates need to know about the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA).

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Pan American Health Organization
What to watch at WHA 71

The 71st session of the World Health Assembly will see a number of debates that could impact global health R&D. Here is is what you need to know.

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Neil Palmer/CIAT
Preparing the ground in the Brazilian Amazon for a new antimalarial to reduce relapse

Tackling malaria in the Brazilian Amazon has proved challenging. But furtunetly, a solution could be in sight.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: Polio surveillance gaps and new breakthroughs in Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and preventing HIV transmission

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/Mike Wang
Research Roundup: Excess iron may lead to a harder malaria fight, brain damage and Zika in infants, 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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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: R&D to defeat MRSA, West Nile Virus, and malaria-carrying mosquitoes

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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Flickr/55thstreet
Global health and medical research saved from the chopping block in 2018 spending bill

What global health R&D advocates need to know about the 2018 omnibus spending bill.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: Updates in vaccine research and development and understanding parasitic hookworms

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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David Jacobs
Research Roundup: AMR diagnostics, an oral flu vaccine, and understanding malaria

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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Umit Kartoglu
R&D breakthroughs for tuberculosis, cholera and the power of a gene-edited mosquito

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
Health R&D saves lives, spurs innovation, and solidifies success

USAID’s latest report to Congress demonstrates how strategic R&D investments are driving positive global health outcomes and saving American taxpayers money

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: New breakthroughs in HIV and TB-detection research and 17 brave volunteers

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/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: New work in malaria and HIV diagnostics and a widespread immunization campaign in Brazil

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/Wendy Stone
Research Roundup: Discovering new antibiotics in soil and harnessing gene therapy to fight AIDS

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/Gena Morgan
Research Roundup: Two malaria drugs power to limit transmission and the latest on chikungunya and cholera vaccines

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/Eric Becker
Research Roundup: Understanding the severity of antimicrobial resistance and a request to review a sleeping sickness medicine

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 approves actions on access to medicine and intellectual property

Last week’s World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board meeting featured agenda items on access to medicines and intellectual property. We cover how debates on these items shook out:

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PATH/Satvir Malhotra
Research Roundup: Rotavirus vaccine prequalified and breakthroughs in understanding leprosy and a long-acting malaria medicine

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: A malaria-fighting toothpaste ingredient and new vaccine candidates for schistosomiasis and tuberculosis

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/Georgina Goodwin
Research Roundup: Stem cells and TB, the research agenda to end malaria, and a monkey species role in ending AIDS

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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