From Breakthroughs Blog: 2015

 
Research Roundup: MERS vaccine for camels, lessons learned from Ebola R&D, and more

A new vaccine against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) could save human lives by boosting immunity in camels. MERS, a virus that causes an innocuous cold in camels but kills nearly one-third of human patients, is primarily found in the Arabian Peninsula, where camels are common and 12 percent are infected at any given time.

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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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Research Roundup: flesh-eating bacteria treatment, Hepatitis C in Egypt, and access to compounds for drug discovery

Global Health Now took an in-depth look at the flesh-eating fungus mycetoma—which enters the body through cuts, and can result in swollen, deformed limbs—in a three-part series on this Untold Global Health Story of 2015.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Global Health Innovation Act has passed the House of Representatives

Last month, Representatives Albio Sires (D-NJ) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) introduced a new piece of legislation—the Global Health Innovation Act (H.R. 2241)—that would strengthen global health research and development (R&D) programming at the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

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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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A second chance for a TB research movement

In this guest post, Mike Frick, TB/HIV project officer at the Treatment Action Group (TAG), reflects on activist calls for greater investment in tuberculosis (TB) research and development (R&D) at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health and the stagnation of global TB R&D funding at a time of growing drug resistance.

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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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Transforming the lives of women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa and helping end AIDS through better HIV prevention research and development

In this guest post Tom Harmon, senior policy analyst at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), and Anna Forbes, a globally recognized advocate for women’s HIV prevention needs, discuss a new piece proposing how HIV prevention research and development (R&D) for women and girls can better align with programs to improve their health and well-being.

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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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GHTC/Marissa Chmiola
Celebrating US leadership in global health R&D on Capitol Hill

On Wednesday evening, GHTC was joined on Capitol Hill by congressional champions—Congressman Adam Smith (WA-9) and Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-4)—and global health community members for a reception celebrating US leadership in global health research and development (R&D) and the launch of the 2015 G-FINDER report, which tracks investment in neglected disease R&D.

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Research Roundup: kid-friendly malaria medicine, Zika fever, priority review vouchers, and more

After four successful Phase 3 clinical trials enrolling more than 3,500 patients in 18 countries, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted Pyramax® Granules, a pediatric malaria medicine, a positive opinion under Article 58—a mechanism through which the EMA reviews and issues a scientific opinion on products that are not intended for use in Europe.

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What we’re thankful for in global health

It’s that time of year when Americans chow down on turkey with family and friends and express gratitude for the many things in life for which they are most thankful.

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Research Roundup: Snakebites, TB and parasitic infections, and HIV/AIDS vaccine development

Snakebites, which Médecins Sans Frontières describes as “one of the world's most neglected public health emergencies,” kill 200,000 people each year.

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TPP: What does it mean for global health and what’s next?

After ten years of debate, on November 5, 2015, international negotiators released the final text of the largest regional trade agreement in history—the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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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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PATH/Eric Becker
Research Roundup: Targeting cattle to fight sleeping sickness, antibodies that protect against distantly related viruses, and more

A new study suggests that the use of anti-parasitic drugs and insecticides in cattle can reduce human cases of Trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) by as much as 90 percent.

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Research Roundup: tapeworm tumors, a new HIV/AIDS prevention method, and a TB test for low-resource settings

A recently released clinical report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention details a case of a Colombian man who developed cancerous tumors on his lungs and liver that were comprised of tapeworm cells, rather than human cells.

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Rapid diagnostics needed to curb antibiotic resistance

New rapid diagnostics are urgently needed to prevent unnecessary use of antibiotics and curb the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance, according to a new report from the United Kingdom’s Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).

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Research Roundup: repurposing ivermectin to fight malaria, LED lights against dengue fever, rapid diagnostics to slow antimicrobial resistance, and more

Findings of a study presented at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting last week suggest that ivermectin—a drug long used to treat river blindness and elephantiasis—can combat malaria when used in mass drug administration programs.

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PATH/Jennifer Fox
Germany announces second PDP funding round: What’s different and how does it impact global health R&D

Earlier this month, Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) the renewal of the German funding program for product development partnerships (PDPs) conducting research and development (R&D) for health technologies to combat poverty-related and neglected diseases (PRNDs).

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Research Roundup: an aerosol TB vaccine, a new coating for HIV/AIDS drugs, drug-resistant malaria, and more

Researchers at Tulane University successfully tested an experimental aerosol tuberculosis (TB) vaccine in monkeys, demonstrating that the candidate was more effective in protecting against infection than BCG—the only TB vaccine on the market.

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GHTC briefing highlights importance of health innovation to achieving global goals

With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) freshly adopted, the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) gathered representatives from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors on Capitol Hill this past Wednesday to discuss what it will take to achieve the global goals.

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The R&D agenda and how it addresses access to vaccines

In this guest post, Dr. Jayasree K. Iyer—Chief Scientific Officer at the Access to Medicine Foundation—writes about the findings from their newest study, which examines the current state of the vaccine pipeline and how large pharmaceutical companies are considering access to these products.

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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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Tackling hidden hunger through innovation

When most people think of hunger, they think of a lack of food—a nation suffering from crop failure and famine, or a family that can’t afford to put enough food on the table.

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Why we need research to detect, prevent, and ultimately, eliminate parasitic diseases

In this guest post, Dr. Monica Parise—deputy director for program and science—and Dr. Larry Slutsker—director of the Division of Parasitic Disease and Malaria—at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Center for Global Health—discuss the role of research in advancing efforts to detect, prevent, and eliminate parasitic diseases.

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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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Research Roundup: genetic protection against malaria, the vaccine pipeline, and counterfeit drugs and the FDA

A new study conducted by the Malaria Genomic Epidemiology Network (MalariaGEN)—a community of researchers across malaria-endemic regions—reveals a formerly unknown genetic variations that make people less susceptible to malaria.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstin
Research Roundup: a promising Ebola treatment, access to drugs for NCDs, a new approach to treating a deadly bacterium, and the perception of breakthrough drugs

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is partnering with New York–based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for the development of an Ebola treatment.

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PATH/James Gathaney
Research Roundup: antibiotic and reproductive health R&D, leadership at the FDA, and a potential new strain of dengue fever.

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced last week a partnership with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for the research and development (R&D) of antibiotics.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Female condoms: the feel and shape of things to come

Take a stroll through any pharmacy and you’ll see shelves stacked with male condoms of many varieties, but look for a female condom and you aren't likely to find one for sale.

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Research Roundup: HIV/AIDS self-testing and advances in dengue fever and sleeping sickness R&D

A new study suggests that with basic training, individuals can learn to accurately and safely test themselves for HIV/AIDS.

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Advocacy and partnerships for HIV/AIDS prevention for women: A post from Durban, South Africa

Sitting halfway around the world from my office in Washington, DC, looking out my Durban hotel window at the Indian Ocean, I am reminded just how small and interconnected our world really is.

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To meet the global goals, UN must include health R&D indicators in SDG framework

Later this month global leaders are poised to approve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but a new report commissioned by a leading group of health nonprofits including GHTC warns that the SDG targets will not be achieved without the development and introduction of new and improved health technologies to address the health needs of the world’s poorest people.

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PATH/Eric Becker
Research Roundup: injectable HIV treatment, the role of health technologies in reaching SDGs, PrEP showing promise, and more

An injectable HIV/AIDS treatment that could offer HIV-positive individuals an option other than taking daily pills is entering late-stage clinical-trials.

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Pipeline report points toward nascent progress in the fight against tuberculosis

In this guest post, Lindsay McKenna, TB/HIV project officer at GHTC member Treatment Action Group (TAG), writes about a newly released report examining advancements in tuberculosis (TB) research and development (R&D).

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PATH/Aaron Joel Santos
Research Roundup: priority review vouchers, diagnosing drug resistance, and oral and universal flu vaccines

Pharmaceutical company AbbVie is paying United Therapeutics US$350 million for its priority review voucher (PRV)—which expedites the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) review of a product by four months—and EP Vantage speculates on their motive.

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Research Roundup: a rapid diagnostic for three hemorrhagic fevers, a MERS vaccine to be tested in humans, and advances in R&D for HIV treatments

A new paper-based diagnostic can test for Ebola, dengue, and yellow fever in just ten minutes without running water, electricity, lab equipment, or highly-trained personnel.

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Research Roundup: combatting malaria with forensics, detecting counterfeit drugs out of a suitcase, and preventing the flu without a vaccine

Luminol has long been used to detect blood at crime scenes, as it glows bright blue when it comes into contact with the blood protein hemoglobin, however, new research suggests that it could be repurposed to fight malaria in humans.

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The latest in MERS R&D: Do we have the tools needed to prevent the next outbreak?

Since its discovery in 2012, cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)—a disease World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan called “a threat to the entire world”— have been reported in 27 countries across four continents.

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Research Roundup: 3D-printed drugs, R&D in emergency settings, a universal flu vaccine, and more

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first 3D-printed drug last week, paving the way for the technology to be used to customize medical care to individual patients.

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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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New report on investment in R&D for HIV prevention highlights 2014 global funding trends

In this guest post, the HIV Vaccines & Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group—comprised of AVAC as secretariat, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and UNAIDS—discusses its new report examining investment in research and development (R&D) for HIV prevention options.

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Research Roundup: a dengue vaccine, a breakthrough HIV treatment, antimicrobial R&D, and more

Later this year, French pharmaceutical company Sanofi plans to launch a vaccine for dengue fever, the first on the market for an infection for which nearly half of the world’s population is at risk.

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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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Research Roundup: an aerosol vaccine for Ebola, software to enable clinical trials, an antibody against dengue fever, and more

An experimental, aerosol vaccine completely prevented infection from Ebola in monkeys, and will be tested in human clinical trials shortly.

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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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Research Roundup: bacteria-eating viruses, experimental HIV and flu vaccines, and pharmaceutical law

With the looming threat of a post-antibiotic era—in which minor infections are fatal due to growing drug resistance—world leaders are examining remedies for treating bacterial infections from the pre-antibiotic era.

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Passing the ball: DNDi transfers malaria therapies to MMV

The Drugs for Neglected Disease initiative (DNDi) and the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV)—nonprofit product development partnerships (PDPs) and members of the Global Health Technologies Coalition—have teamed up to ensure two treatments for malaria continue to reach the patients who need them most.

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Research Roundup: Drug-resistant TB, regulatory reform in India, a malaria vaccine, and more

A new study published in PLOS Medicine indicates that multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (TB) is less contagious than drug-susceptible TB.

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Architect of the Capitol
Celebrating America’s contributions to global health innovation

This Independence Day, GHTC is taking a break from our cookouts and parades to celebrate America’s extraordinary contributions to advancing innovation to save lives around the world.

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Research Roundup: a new contraceptive option, China’s role in global health R&D, and vaccines for MERS and pneumonia

Last week, GHTC member PATH launched the Caya® contoured diaphragm in the United States, after developing and testing nearly 200 prototypes to ensure the product was safe, effective, and user friendly.

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PATH/Doune Porter
Four reasons to visit the Contraceptive Technology Innovation Exchange today

Over the past several decades, overall investment in contraceptive R&D has declined dramatically. The result? Renewed commitment and partnerships will be required to ensure that new contraceptive methods advance through the development pipeline and that access to the final products is affordable and equitable.

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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/Nguyen Ba Quang
Research Roundup: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome R&D, G7 support for antimicrobial and neglected tropical disease R&D, patient safety and the 21st Century Cures Act, and the contraceptive pipeline

The zoonotic Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan called “a threat to the entire world” has spread to South Korea. More than 100 cases and 10 deaths have been reported, making it the largest outbreak outside of the Arabian Peninsula.

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Research Roundup: cross-sector partnerships to advance drug discovery, global recommendations for contraceptive use, and a diagnostic that detects lifetime viral exposure

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi)—a member of the GHTC—is partnering with pharmaceutical companies Eisai Co., Shionogi & Co., Takeda Pharmaceutical, and AstraZeneca to accelerate early-stage research for drugs against Chagas and leishmaniasis.

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World Health Assembly roundup: News on global health research and innovation

The 68th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva wrapped up last week after addressing several items that will shape the next few years of global health innovation.

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New legislation would strengthen USAID’s role in global health R&D

Update: The Global Health Technologies Coalition is excited to announce that the Global Health Innovation Act (H.R. 2241) passed the House of Representatives on December 18.

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Research Roundup: priority review voucher sells for record price, WHO action to address antimicrobial resistance, and more

The French pharmaceutical company Sanofi purchased a priority review voucher (PRV)—which entitles the owner to an expedited review of a future product by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—for US$245 million last week.

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21st Century Cures Act: What the global health community needs to know

Last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously voted to approve the 21st Century Cures Act—a bill that aims to speed the development, approval, and introduction of new health technologies.

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CDC/Melissa Dankel
Research Roundup: US and European efforts to address growing antimicrobial resistance and legislation to advance medical breakthroughs

Members of the European Parliament are calling on the European Commission to adopt a resolution to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance—which kills 25,000 Europeans annually.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
Four reasons now is the time to ramp up investment in HIV/AIDS vaccine R&D

This Monday, May 18 was HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (HVAD), and GHTC members AVAC, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation convened leaders in the field to discuss the state of HIV/AIDS vaccine research and development (R&D).

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PATH/Christopher Nelson
Research Roundup: Big Pharma’s role in antibiotic R&D, clinical trials for Ebola vaccines and drug-resistant tuberculosis treatments, and more

How can we get Big Pharma to invest in low-cost antibiotic research and development (R&D)?

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Will Boase
Research Roundup: inclusion of women in clinical trials, the future of vaccines, and diagnostics for counterfeit medicines and parasitic worms

United States Representatives Jim Cooper (D-TN) and Cynthia Loomis (R-WO) introduced the Research for All Act last week which calls for the inclusion of more women in clinical trials for products submitted for US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.

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Mothers of innovation: Five mothers who have transformed global health

Breakthrough ideas are like children—they start small, they need constant nurturing, they don’t always develop according to schedule, but they change lives forever.

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Seven takeaways on the post-2015 negotiations

Trying to navigate and understand the post-2015 negotiations can be a challenge, so to help add some clarity, last week the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) convened a panel of experts to help explain the ongoing debates and where the negotiations stand and how health innovation is reflected in the agenda.

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PATH/Lesley Reed
Research Roundup: leadership at USAID, investments in global health research at US universities, and measuring the impact of open innovation

United States President Barack Obama announced last week his intent to nominate Gayle Smith, senior director for Development and Democracy at the National Security Council, to lead the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
Research Roundup: resistance to antimalarials in Africa, R&D for bioterrorist attacks, and more

Scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have identified a mutation in Plasmodium falciparum—the parasite responsible for the majority of fatal cases of malaria—that makes the parasite more resistant to quinine and artemisinin, the leading antimalarials worldwide.

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Could climate change lead to chikungunya? Examining the link between climate change and health

Polar bears and penguins aren’t the only species threatened by climate change.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: publication of clinical trial results, the establishment of an African CDC, and more

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement last week calling for the publication of all data from clinical trials for drugs, vaccines, and medical devices.

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PATH/Jennifer Fox
Research Roundup: research capacity building in Africa, lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak, and top health officials in the United States tell Congress to “think globally”

A new initiative seeks to develop research capacity within Africa and create a regional hub with the ability to determine research needs and award grants.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: India to expand list of essential medicines, China’s emerging leadership in the pharmaceutical industry, WHO paves the way for hepatitis C generics, and more

India is expected to add all of the drugs currently used in the government’s HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) control programs to its list of essential medicines within the next six months.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
GHTC briefing highlights importance of global health innovation in protecting US and world from threats like Ebola

On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) launched its sixth annual policy report titled Meeting the challenge, seizing the opportunity: US leadership can advance global health R&D with a luncheon and panel discussion on Capitol Hill.

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Research Roundup: clinical trials for experimental Ebola vaccines, genetic traits that affect malaria risk, and progress toward a hookworm vaccine

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced last week that two experimental Ebola vaccines appear to be safe for widespread use, based on early results of clinical trials in Liberia.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: new discoveries in the search for a malaria vaccine and tuberculosis treatment and lessons from the Ebola epidemic

A team of scientists at Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf have identified a potential new player in the fight against tuberculosis (TB).

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Fighting for the future: Why we must come together to fight antibiotic resistance around the globe

I am pleased to have the opportunity to write about what is perhaps today’s most vexing public health challenge—the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: discoveries in malaria research, remaining barriers to the development of an Ebola vaccine, and a diagnostic for maternal survival

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified the protein that explains why people with blood type O are protected from coma and death resulting from severe cases of malaria.

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PATH/Lesley Reed
Research Roundup: Leadership shifts at USAID, new discoveries in tuberculosis research, an emerging model for nonprofit pharmaceutical companies, and more

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) announced last week that Ariel Pabos-Mendez, the assistant administrator for Global Health, will serve as the coordinator for Child and Maternal Survival.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: Progress towards a vaccine for HIV, a rapid diagnostic and experimental drug for Ebola, and congressional support for global health research

A new compound has successfully protected monkeys from HIV, according to a study published in Nature last week.

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PATH/Heng Chivoan
Research Roundup: A new drug for tuberculosis, contraceptive research and development, drug-resistant malaria, and more

The TB Alliance, a member of the Global Health Technologies Coalition, announced last week that it will be starting Phase 1 clinical trials for a new tuberculosis (TB) drug candidate.

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PATH/Wendy Stone
Research Roundup: A promising malaria vaccine, a virulent new form of HIV, climate change, 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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DNDi/João Roberto Ripper
Chagas disease: A silent kiss and a neglected killer

Valentine’s Day seems like a fitting occasion to shine some needed light on a disease that can begin with a late-night “kiss” but ends with a broken heart.

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PATH/Wendy Stone
Research Roundup: FDA Commissioner to step down, a Grand Challenge for neglected diseases, funding for reproductive health research and development, 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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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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Obama Administration’s FY2016 budget presents mixed outlook for global health R&D

On Monday the White House turned heads by releasing, for the first time since 2010, an on-time budget. Overall the White House presented a mixed outlook for global health research and development (R&D).

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The state of reproductive health R&D for developing countries

In this guest post, Dale Halliday—an analyst at Policy Cures—discusses the finding of Policy Cures’ report on funding for reproductive health technology research and development (R&D) in developing countries.

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PATH/Mike Wang
Research Roundup: The 21st Century Cures Act, US funding for antimicrobial resistance, vaccine development and funding, 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/Evelyn Hockstein
Research Roundup: Ebola vaccine trials in Liberia, the spread of insect-borne tropical diseases, 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/Will Boase
Research Roundup: Clinical trial data sharing, vaccines to look forward to, and public-private partnerships for global health research and development

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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Obama highlights global health and innovation in State of the Union address

While others were playing State of the Union bingo or creating pretty word clouds, GHTC was closely watching the State of the Union address to see what President Barack Obama would say about US engagement in global health and America’s leadership in science and innovation.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: MenAfriVac® prequalification, an innovative new antibiotic, Ebola vaccine trials, 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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10 reasons why the US policymakers should support global health research and development

At the Global Health Technologies Coalition, our mission is to advance—through advocacy—the research and development (R&D) of new tools to prevent, diagnose, and treat global diseases.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
Research Roundup: Experimental Ebola vaccines and treatments, HIV prevention research, and an 18-year high in drug approvals

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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