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New fact sheet series: R&D across health areas

GHTC released a new fact sheet series that examines the role of R&D in driving progress across different global health areas. Each fact sheet provides an overview of R&D for a specific disease or health area, including examples of past research successes, key missing tools, promising products in development, and how the US government is contributing to R&D efforts.
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New video: Local Research, Global Impact

GHTC unveiled a new video highlighting the work of Dr. Rhoel Dinglasan, an infectious disease researcher at the University of Florida, which features remarks from the university’s representative, Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL). This video is part of a series, Local Research, Global Impact, which showcases the scientists behind groundbreaking, federally-funded global health research taking place across the United States.
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Member Spotlight: TB Alliance

With support from USAID, the nonprofit TB Alliance has developed a new treatment for highly drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis. Learn more.

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GHTC works to save and improve lives by encouraging the research and development of essential health technologies. We bring together more than 25 nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and aligned businesses to advance policies to accelerate the creation of new drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, and other tools that bring healthy lives within reach for all people.

Why we're needed

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.

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Infectious Disease News quotes GHTC on President's proposed budget cuts

GHTC's US Policy Officer Emily Conron spoke with Healio Infectious Disease News about the disastrous impact the President's proposed budget cuts could have on global health R&D.

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Devex features op-ed from GHTC director on role of innovation in achieving healthy lives for all

Devex featured an op-ed from GHTC's Director Jamie Bay Nishi making a case that to achieve healthy lives for all, we need a "one-two punch" of innovation and access.

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11th Annual CUGH Conference
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Play: TRICK or TREATment?

To enjoy a bit of fun and mischief this Halloween, we’ve created a game, TRICK or TREATment, to test our readers’ knowledge of global health technologies.

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Research Roundup: Merck Ebola vaccine approved by European regulators, TB funding gap persists, and new NTD detected in Brazil

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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