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Research Roundup: Vaccines as a tool to cure and protect, and what went right in the DRC Ebola outbreak

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/Satvir Malhotra
Research Roundup: Vaccines as a tool to cure and protect, and what went right in the DRC Ebola outbreak

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: Malaria research funding uneven and inequitable, Europe's plan to combat AMR, and unverified malaria medicines on the global market

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/Claire Suni
Research Roundup: Venom, technology for smart vector control & animals as a human health threat

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/Lesley Reed
Research Roundup: Dengue diagnostics, unlocking protein structures, and an antibiotic found in soil

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/Monique Berlier
Ensuring resistance doesn’t take hold: The importance of taking on typhoid now

Typhoid may seem like a distant memory in industrialized countries, but for many low- and middle-income countries it continues to cause millions of illnesses and about 150,000 deaths per year. New tools are needed to combat this looming threat.

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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/Doune Porter
Research Roundup: CRISPR concerns, using innovation to cure malaria, and MSF's TB 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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WHO/L. Cipriani
WHA Roundup: a new WHO head, the demise of an R&D pooled fund, and the access debate rages on

The 70th World Health Assembly winds to a close with key decisions that will shape the future of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the landscape for global health R&D.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: Underestimating Zika & Chagas and hopes for the Ebola vaccine in the DRC

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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Photo: White house/Shealah Craighead
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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