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CNN reports on the release of GHTC’s policy report Achieving a bold vision for global health: Policy solutions to advance global health R&D, highlighting the need for sustained investments in global health R&D from the United States and greater interagency coordination. GHTC Director Erin Will Morton is quoted.

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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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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
CRS report cites GHTC policy report

The US Congressional Research Service cites findings from GHTC's policy report Achieving a bold vision for global health: Policy solutions to advance global health R&Din its report Zika Virus in Latin America and the Caribbean: U.S. Policy Considerations.

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GHTC sends letter urging Senate to oppose provisions in Defense Authorization Act which could threaten medical research

GHTC sent a letter to members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense urging them to oppose provisions in the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act that would threaten medical research at the US Department of Defense.

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Intellectual Property Watch reports on GHTC event, webinar on global health R&D at WHA

Intellectual Property Watch highlights remarks made at a GHTC event and webinar on global health R&D issues on the World Health Assembly (WHA) agenda. 

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PATH/Satvir Malhotra
Contagion reports on GHTC policy recommendations

Contagion covers the release of GHTC's policy report Achieving a bold vision for global health: Policy solutions to advance global health R&D, citing recommendations for the report in the areas of financing, coordination, and regulatory policy.

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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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New report calls for inclusion of global health R&D indicators in SDG framework

As global leaders are set to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) later this month, a new report from GHTC and partners calls for the United Nations and its Member States to strengthen the SDG health targets by including indicators to measure global health R&D progress in the SDG monitoring framework.

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Research Roundup: Your brain on Zika

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week. In this edition, we cover new insights into the impact of the Zika virus on the brain.

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David Jacobs
Research Roundup: Antibiotics, Zika vaccine R&D, and Ebola and malaria co-infection

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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Farewell from the GHTC Director

Erin Will Morton offers farewell thoughts on her last day as GHTC's director.

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Twenty six current and past ASTMH presidents call for Congress to act on Zika funding

Twenty six current and past presidents of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene sent a letter urging Congress to pass an emergency spending bill to combat the Zika virus as soon as possible.

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PATH/Dan Chang
Research Roundup: Rapid test for bacterial infections, one drug to treat three neglected diseases, and innovations to combat Zika

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/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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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
CRS report cites GHTC policy report

The US Congressional Research Service cites findings from GHTC's policy report Achieving a bold vision for global health: Policy solutions to advance global health R&Din its report Zika Virus in Latin America and the Caribbean: U.S. Policy Considerations.

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GHTC/GCSP
Intellectual Property Watch reports on GHTC event, webinar on global health R&D at WHA

Intellectual Property Watch highlights remarks made at a GHTC event and webinar on global health R&D issues on the World Health Assembly (WHA) agenda. 

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PATH/Satvir Malhotra
Contagion reports on GHTC policy recommendations

Contagion covers the release of GHTC's policy report Achieving a bold vision for global health: Policy solutions to advance global health R&D, citing recommendations for the report in the areas of financing, coordination, and regulatory policy.

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CDC/James Gathany
GHTC director quoted in PLOS Blog

GHTC Director Erin Will Morton is quoted in a PLOS Blog article on Congressional inaction in funding a Zika emergency response.

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GHTC sends letter urging Senate to oppose provisions in Defense Authorization Act which could threaten medical research

GHTC sent a letter to members of the Senate Armed Services Committee and members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense urging them to oppose provisions in the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act that would threaten medical research at the US Department of Defense.

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GHTC sends FY17 letters to House and Senate appropriators

GHTC sent letters to the relevant House and Senate appropriations subcommittees asking them to prioritize global health R&D in the fiscal year 2017 (FY17) budget.

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GHTC sends letter urging Congress to commit to sustainable global health R&D financing, approve emergency Zika request

GHTC sent a letter to all 535 Members of Congress, urging them to commit to a long-term vision for financing global health research that ensures we have the tools necessary to treat both endemic and emerging diseases, like Zika.

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GHTC submits letter to UN High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines

GHTC sent a letter to the UN Secretary General and submitted evidence to the High-Level Panel (HLP) urging them to incorporate the experience of product development partnerships (PDPs), which demonstrate a variety of barriers to access to health technologies.

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GHTC sends letter welcoming new USAID Administrator Gayle Smith

GHTC sent a letter welcoming incoming Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Gayle Smith, highlighting the agency’s work on global health R&D and urging her to continue to support this work as administrator. 

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World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress US 2016
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2016 National Health Research Forum Straight Talk: A New Thinking On Tough Challenges
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71st United Nations General Assembly
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