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The Hill featured an op-ed from GHTC Director Jamie Bay Nishi which highlights the historic decline in US government investment in neglected disease R&D and calls for the US to increase funding and reassert American leadership in global health innovation.

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The Hill features op-ed from GHTC director

The Hill featured an op-ed from GHTC Director Jamie Bay Nishi which highlights the historic decline in US government investment in neglected disease R&D and calls for the US to increase funding and reassert American leadership in global health innovation.

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GHTC submits letter to WHO urging approval of proposal for an essential diagnostics list

GHTC submitted a letter to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines calling for it to approve the proposal to create an essential diagnostics list to complement the essential medicines list (EML). The letter, signed by 12 GHTC members, notes the impact that the EML has had on improving access to medicines and details the ways in which a diagnostics list would have similar impact.

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GHTC infographic featured in Global Health Matters

A GHTC infographic on the US government's critical role in global health R&D was featured in the January/February version of the Fogarty International Center's Global Health Matters newsletter.

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GHTC issues statement on CEWG follow-up, R&D observatory at WHO Executive board meeting

GHTC issued a statement at the 140th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board welcoming progress by WHO in operationalizing a Global Observatory on Health Research and Development as a follow-up to the report of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination (CEWG). The statement, which was issued in partnership with the Global Health Council, also encouraged member states to fully fund the observatory and recommended diverse global health stakeholders be consulted as the process moves forward.

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GHTC issues statement on antimicrobial resistance at WHO Executive Board meeting

GHTC issued a statement at the 140th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board supporting the assembly’s resolution on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which incorporates R&D as a vital part of WHO’s strategy to combat AMR. The statement also calls for WHO to accelerate efforts to develop accountability frameworks to ensure AMR commitments are realized. The statement was issued in partnership with the Global Health Council and PATH.

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Global Health Technologies Coalition appoints new director

GHTC has named Jamie Bay Nishi as its new director. Currently, Ms. Nishi serves as Managing Director of Devex LIVE at Devex, a media platform for the global development community. She will assume the GHTC director position in late February.

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From AIDS to Zika, new report warns stagnant US funding for lifesaving tools against infectious disease threats leaves US and world at serious risk

Even as Congress grapples with the White House on how to fund an emergency response to fight Zika virus, a new report from GHTC warns that overall underfunding for development of lifesaving tools against neglected global diseases is putting the United States and the world at risk, and that emergency funding can’t be allowed to substitute for sustained US investment in research and development (R&D) of global health technologies.

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GHTC to host 4/19 Congressional briefing to unveil policy report

GHTC will launch its seventh annual policy report at an April 19 briefing on Capitol Hill. Some of the leading voices in global health will discuss policy actions the US government can take to accelerate development of urgently-needed tools to tackle existing and emerging health challenges, meet global health goals, and prepare today for the epidemics of tomorrow.

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Global Health Council joins GHTC

GHTC is excited to announce that the Global Health Council (GHC) has joined the coalition. GHC is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers, and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide.

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International Vaccine Institute joins GHTC

GHTC is pleased to announce that the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) has joined the coalition. IVI is an independent, nonprofit, international organization headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, that conducts research to discover, develop, and deliver safe, effective, and affordable vaccines for global public health.

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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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PATH/Aaron Joel Santos
The Hill features op-ed from GHTC director

The Hill featured an op-ed from GHTC Director Jamie Bay Nishi which highlights the historic decline in US government investment in neglected disease R&D and calls for the US to increase funding and reassert American leadership in global health innovation.

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GHTC infographic featured in Global Health Matters

A GHTC infographic on the US government's critical role in global health R&D was featured in the January/February version of the Fogarty International Center's Global Health Matters newsletter.

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PATH/Rose Slavkovsky
GenomeWeb reports on GHTC advocacy for an essential diagnostics list

GenomeWeb reports on GHTC's call to World Health Organization to establish an essential diagnostics list, quoting GHTC policy officer Matt Robinson.

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PATH/Satvir Malhotra
GHTC policy report cited in Huffington Post op-ed

GHTC's policy report Achieving a bold vision for global health: Policy solutions to advance global health R&D was cited in an op-ed in the Huffington Post on the tuberculosis epidemic.

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PATH/Rose Slavkovsky
Infectious Disease News cites GHTC policy report

Infectious Disease News cites GHTC's policy report Achieving a bold vision for global health: Policy solutions to advance global health R&D in article exploring the role of public-private partnerships in fighting infectious diseases.

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GHTC submits letter to WHO urging approval of proposal for an essential diagnostics list

GHTC submitted a letter to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines calling for it to approve the proposal to create an essential diagnostics list to complement the essential medicines list (EML). The letter, signed by 12 GHTC members, notes the impact that the EML has had on improving access to medicines and details the ways in which a diagnostics list would have similar impact.

PDF
GHTC issues statement on CEWG follow-up, R&D observatory at WHO Executive board meeting

GHTC issued a statement at the 140th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board welcoming progress by WHO in operationalizing a Global Observatory on Health Research and Development as a follow-up to the report of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination (CEWG). The statement, which was issued in partnership with the Global Health Council, also encouraged member states to fully fund the observatory and recommended diverse global health stakeholders be consulted as the process moves forward.

PDF
GHTC issues statement on antimicrobial resistance at WHO Executive Board meeting

GHTC issued a statement at the 140th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board supporting the assembly’s resolution on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which incorporates R&D as a vital part of WHO’s strategy to combat AMR. The statement also calls for WHO to accelerate efforts to develop accountability frameworks to ensure AMR commitments are realized. The statement was issued in partnership with the Global Health Council and PATH.

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GHTC issues statement on R&D for epidemic diseases at WHO Executive Board meeting

GHTC issued a statement at the 140th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board, welcoming efforts by WHO to advance frameworks to catalyze development of new technologies to combat potentially epidemic diseases and support regulatory models and procurement systems to accelerate the pace at which these tools reach patients. The statement was issued in partnership with the Global Health Council and PATH.

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GHTC sends letter urging WHO to establish an essential diagnostics list

GHTC sent a letter to the World Health Organization's (WHO) Assistant Director-General of  Health Systems and Innovation urging WHO to support the establishment of an essential diagnostics list.

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