December 05, 2013

Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

Communications Officer

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

During an event to mark the 25th annual World AIDS Day, President Obama announced that the National Institutes of Health will redirect some AIDS research funds to expand research to find a cure for HIV.

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative recently marked its 10-year anniversary with the launch of a report that looks at lessons learned from a decade of research for neglected disease treatments.

A new report finds that global health disparities could be eliminated in a generation by increased investments in research for new vaccines, drugs, and other tools to combat diseases such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced that it will broaden access to information from its clinical trials to independent researchers and patients who take part in the studies.

African health experts and leaders met recently to discuss the need for improved regulatory systems on the continent to monitor pharmaceutical products.

A World Health Organization committee met this week to narrow down a shortlist of 24 research proposals from across the world that aim to tackle diseases that disproportionately affect low-income countries.

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