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Federal Spending Package Includes Bill to Boost Fight Against NTDs

Statement from Jamie Bay Nishi, Director of the Global Health Technologies Coalition, on the passage of the End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act, which was included in H.R. 1865, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, passed by Congress on December 19, 2019.
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Meet the "Faces of Innovation" at ASTMH

GHTC launched a new blog series “Faces of Innovation” last week, on the sidelines of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Conference, to showcase the scientists on the front lines of research and development for new global health tools and technologies. 
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Member Spotlight: Sabin Vaccine Institute

With funding from the U.S. Government, Sabin recently launched a new R&D program to advance the development of candidate vaccines for Ebola Sudan and Marburg. Read 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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Federal Spending Package Includes Bill to Boost Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases

Statement from Jamie Bay Nishi, Director of the Global Health Technologies Coalition, on the passage of the End Neglected Tropical Diseases Act, which was included in H.R. 1865, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, passed by Congress on December 19, 2019.

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GHTC Director quoted in Healio Infectious Disease News on the passage of the End NTDs Act
Healio Infectious Disease News quoted GHTC Director Jamie Bay Nishi in an article on the fiscal year 2020 spending packages, which includes the End NTDs Act.
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11th Annual CUGH Conference
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A year in review: The global health innovation stories that shaped 2018

Two thousand eighteen was a turbulent year in global health. Between reemerging crises, breakthrough scientific discoveries, and the continued looming threat of health research funding cuts, 2018 took us on a roller coaster ride of peril and promise. Now as the year comes to an end, GHTC is taking a moment to reflect on the global health innovation stories and news that shaped 2018.

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Research Roundup: Study maps malaria parasite, global TB research funding hits all-time high, and taking the virus out of a mosquito's bite

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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