GHTC has joined partners to issue a call to action through the G20 Health and Development partnership, urging leaders to fully fund the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator, commit to greater investment and focus on antimicrobial resistance, incentivize sustainable funding models for capacity-building and preparedness, and recognize and act upon the recommendations from the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board and the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response.PDF
GHTC has created a new resource tracking the current state of R&D efforts to combat COVID-19. The tracker, which will be updated regularly, includes information on R&D efforts supported by the US government, multilateral institutions, and GHTC member organizations.View
Policy Cures Research is a global health think tank with a long history in data collection and analysis. Its flagship G-FINDER project tracks investment in R&D for products designed to address health challenges disproportionately affecting LMICs. It's also tracking the COVID-19 R&D landscape in real time.Learn More
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Health technologies have the potential to save millions of lives. New tools are needed to slow the global threat of diseases, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and neglected tropical diseases, and tackle many other pressing health needs. For diseases and conditions primarily affecting people in the world’s poorest places, there is little to no commercial market to spur R&D. Strong investment and innovative solutions are needed to catalyze the development of new technologies to bring health and opportunity within reach for all people.Learn More
Accelerating the end of the COVID-19 pandemic: taking new solutions to scale and making them equitably accessible, to save lives, protect health systems and restart the global economy
World Health Organization
Continuity of Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health Care in the Time of COVID-19
USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership
Research Roundup: COVID-19 vaccine allocation plans, an at-home diagnostic, and positive results on a new treatment
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The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a collective failure to take pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response seriously and prioritize it appropriately, according to a report released by The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board. In their recommendations, the board underscores the importance of strengthening the global health R&D ecosystem to prepare for future threats. Here we breakdown what they said.
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