From Breakthroughs Blog: Maternal Health

 
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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President signs spending bill boosting funding for global health

On February 15, President Trump signed into law a bipartisan spending bill—averting another partial government shutdown and ensuring full-year funding for the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2019. The months-long saga ended with some great news for global health and research and development.

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PATH/Doune Porter
10 brilliant technological innovations to save moms and babies

For many mothers and babies around the world, the first 48 hours after birth are the most dangerous of their lives. For eight years, Saving Lives at Birth—spearheaded by USAID—has challenged problem solvers worldwide to create innovative solutions to make birth safer and save lives. Here are ten incredible innovations from this initiative:

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Celebrating ten years of GHTC & a decade of progress in global health innovation

As we close out our 10th anniversary year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on our shared progress and celebrate the headlines and moments that shaped global health R&D over the past decade. Check out some of the highlights...

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Research Roundup: Discerning between Zika and dengue, hope for a GBS vaccine, and killer mosquitoes as mosquito control

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/WIll Boase
Research Roundup: A Zika vaccine priority, partnerships for better cures, and a nationwide polio vaccine drive

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/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: Technology to save mothers, an all-inclusive vaccine, and malaria's relationship with carbohydrates

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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GHTC/Marissa Chmiola
A competition where the highest prize is lives saved

What do an onsite chlorine generator, fingerprint scanning technology for newborns, and temperature-monitoring wristband all have in common? The potential to save the lives of mothers and newborns in some of the poorest, hardest-to-reach communities around the world.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
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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A cornucopia of thanks

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, GHTC asked our members and staff to share what they are most thankful for in global health.

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The potential, the pitch, and the prize: Innovators compete to save maternal and newborn lives

During the pitches at the Saving Lives at Birth DevelopmentXChange, the questions being asked were not how large the market, but how great the need, and not how much money can be made, but how many lives could be saved.

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Research Roundup: Placenta-on-a-chip, nasal bacteria against MRSA, and an experimental yellow fever vaccine

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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Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: Diagnostics for malaria, premature birth, and women’s health

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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Research Roundup: an Ebola vaccine, stillbirths, and antimicrobial R&D

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, signed an advanced purchase commitment, pledging to spend US$5 million on an Ebola vaccine currently under development by pharmaceutical company Merck & Co.

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365 review: Top global health innovation news of 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, the Global Health Technologies Coalition is reflecting on the past year in global health innovation.

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Research Roundup: Preterm birth indicators, African sleeping sickness treatment, and the world’s first dengue vaccine

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) received a grant from the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth, a member of the GHTC, to study the human microbiome in search of biomarkers to predict preterm birth.

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Research Roundup: repurposing ivermectin to fight malaria, LED lights against dengue fever, rapid diagnostics to slow antimicrobial resistance, and more

Findings of a study presented at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting last week suggest that ivermectin—a drug long used to treat river blindness and elephantiasis—can combat malaria when used in mass drug administration programs.

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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: TB R&D, malaria in pregnancy, and treatments for filarial diseases

A new briefing paper from the Infectious Diseases Society of America Center for Global Health Policy explores the state of tuberculosis (TB) research and development (R&D) including challenges for products currently in the pipeline and gaps in TB research.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Female condoms: the feel and shape of things to come

Take a stroll through any pharmacy and you’ll see shelves stacked with male condoms of many varieties, but look for a female condom and you aren't likely to find one for sale.

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When breastfeeding is not possible: How an innovative cup can save lives

Breast milk is the perfect first food for newborns; it provides nutrients and energy that infants need and contains substances that strengthen their immune systems.

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New legislation aims to #SaveMomsandKids everywhere

In this guest post, Heather Ignatius—senior policy and advocacy officer at PATH—writes about a new bipartisan piece of legislation to accelerate progress towards ending preventable child and maternal deaths.

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Entering the Shark Tank for maternal and newborn health innovation

Last Wednesday 53 teams of innovators gathered at the International Trade Center in Washington, DC, for the Saving Lives at Birth DevelopmentXChange—an event resembling a cross between a science fair and an episode of Shark Tank.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
How to accelerate innovation to solve the world's most urgent health issues

In this post, Amie Batson, MBA—chief strategy officer at GHTC member PATH—discusses a new PATH-led initiative to identify and showcase lifesaving innovations with the promise to transform global health by 2030 and offers insights into what it will take to accelerate the impact of innovation. This post originally appeared in the Innovation Countdown 2030 Report: Reimagining Global Health.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: discoveries in malaria research, remaining barriers to the development of an Ebola vaccine, and a diagnostic for maternal survival

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified the protein that explains why people with blood type O are protected from coma and death resulting from severe cases of malaria.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Four key takeaways from the Africa Leaders Summit

As the first-ever US-Africa Leaders Summit came to a close last week, it was clear that the energy around the partnerships between the United States and African nations are strong and building momentum.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
Research Roundup: Saving Lives at Birth, US-Africa Leaders Summit, possible Ebola vaccine, 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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A challenge that sparks innovation and saves lives

“Innovation can’t take place if people say we don’t need new tools,” said Partners in Health Co-founder Paul Farmer at an event sponsored by the Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development program last week in Washington, DC.

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Breastfeeding goes high tech

Breastfeeding has served as the primary method for a mother to feed her infant since the dawn of humanity, but could it also be a way for her to administer life-saving medicines to her baby?

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Research Roundup: Drug-resistant malaria, MDGs, World Breastfeeding Week, LHHS appropriations, 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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International Partnership for Microbicides
Research Roundup: Microbicides, hookworm vaccines, #MomAndBaby, pediatric HIV treatments, 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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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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Why R&D matters for maternal and child health

In this guest post, Sarah Alexander—director of external relations for the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS)—writes about the groundswell of momentum surrounding maternal and child health and the role research and development (R&D) can play in helping more babies have a healthy start to life.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
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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The power to save millions of lives

In this guest post, Rachel Wilson—senior director of Policy and Advocacy at PATH—writes about a new report focused on health innovations for women and children worldwide.

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