November 03, 2011

Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

Communications Associate

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we’ll highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

A bipartisan group of former USAID administrators calls on Congress to preserve funding for USAID, saying that the stakes are too high to cut investments in an agency that conducts such critical work across the globe.

Bill Gates pushes for a stronger focus on innovation and stresses the benefits of foreign aid in the Washington Post. Gates also urges the G20 to adopt a transaction tax to raise money to fight global poverty..

Medical research is benefiting from creative new methods of funding.

A CNN opinion piece highlights the need to protect funding for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to keep saving millions of lives around the globe and fight the global AIDS crisis.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will focus on HIV/AIDS and the need for research for new tools during a speech at the NIH next week.

USAID celebrates 50 years of saving lives around the globe. The GHTC examined the agency’s impressive support for global health R&D.

Report urges regional collaboration on clinical trials to improve regulatory pathways and deliver health tools faster to the people who need them most.

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