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Congressional briefing highlights Department of Defense’s long war against a surprising enemy: malaria

Most Americans think of malaria as a disease that only threatens people in far-off nations. But with American military personnel deployed in countries all around the globe, malaria remains an ongoing threat to the health of our servicemembers and, by extension, our military readiness. 

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Gamifying global health innovation

GHTC held a Game changers in global health game night on Capitol Hill to educate Congressional staffers about the impact of US leadership in global health research and development (R&D). Our guests ate, drank, played games, and learned how US investments in global health R&D not only saves lives around the world, but also generates benefits here at home in the United States. Here are some of our favorite photos.

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Members of Congress push back at President’s budget cuts to global health research

The Trump administration’s budget request for fiscal year 2020 (FY20) includes cuts that—if enacted—would hamstring the research and development (R&D) of new global health technologies. Since the release of the budget request in early March, however, lawmakers from both parties have expressed their commitment to shielding critical funding strings from the president’s scissors.

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Global health and medical research saved from the chopping block in 2018 spending bill

What global health R&D advocates need to know about the 2018 omnibus spending bill.

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Five issues to watch in US global health R&D policy in 2018

2018 is shaping up to be another important year for US policy related to global health and medical research. As Congress returns for a busy work session and the White House continues to roll out policy reforms, here are the top five issues GHTC will be following in 2018.

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Medical research, global health programs face steep cuts in Trump budget

On Tuesday, the Trump Administration released its full fiscal year 2018 budget proposal. This budget proposes significant cuts to programs that support global health and medical research at the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the US Agency for International Development.

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Global health and medical research saved from spending cuts in FY17 budget agreement

What global health R&D advocates need to know about the FY2017 budget agreement.

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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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Research Roundup: A virus-killing mask, testing drugs on pregnant women, and DARPA’s global health portfolio

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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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Research Roundup: Update on Zika R&D

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight the most promising Zika virus vaccine, drug, and diagnostic candidates as well as vector control approaches. 

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Senate votes to protect medical research at DoD

Today the US Senate voted to protect critical medical research programs at the Department of Defense (DoD).

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Research Roundup: Vaccines for Rift Valley Fever, MERS, and Zika

A vaccine candidate against Rift Valley Fever appears to be safe and effective for livestock and has the potential for use in humans.

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Research Roundup: an HIV/AIDS vaccine candidate, inflatable incubator for premature babies, and US government R&D

Dr. Robert Gallo co-discovered the HIV virus and subsequently led the development of the first HIV/AIDS blood test.

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Research Roundup: Appropriations, Ebola, AIDS 2014, open working groups, 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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Senate shows strong support for global health R&D in defense appropriations bill and report

Earlier this month, we reported that both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees included language supporting global health research and development (R&D) in their reports concerning funding for the Department of State, foreign operations and related programs.

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How R&D is saving #momandbaby and helping children reach their #5thbday

Tomorrow US policymakers and global health advocates will come together to talk progress made on preventing maternal and child deaths.

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Congress acts on FY 2015 funding; shows lukewarm support for global health R&D

As the DC summer kicks into full swing, Congress has had a busy month moving forward fiscal year (FY) 2015 funding legislation for a variety of government programs including global health research and development (R&D).

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Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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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Ken Kistler
Congressional budget justifications shed light on FY 2015 global health R&D priorities

As more detailed information about the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget requests to Congress is released, the results continue to be a mixed bag for global health research and development (R&D).

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Obama Administration’s FY 2015 budget request sends mixed signals on global health R&D

Yesterday, the White House released President Obama’s much-anticipated budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2015.

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Congress passes FY 2014 Omnibus package: Mixed results for global health research

In an increasingly rare show of bipartisanship, Congress has moved forward an appropriations agreement that should finally settle the issue of fiscal year (FY) 2014 funding levels.

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Three key research developments you might have missed from the ASTMH Annual Meeting

In this guest post, Jaclyn Schiff—American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Director of Communications—highlights news in global health research presented during the recent ASTMH Annual Meeting.

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Impacts of federal budget compromise emerging

After two-and-a-half weeks in limbo, government employees were able to return to work on October 17th—when Congress finally reached a temporary agreement to re-open the government.

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New fact sheet outlines the global health R&D pipeline and why US support is so important

In the past, the United States has contributed to important breakthroughs in global health—from the eradication of smallpox to a 74 percent drop in measles deaths worldwide.

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