November 17, 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.

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins warns that sequestration and budget cuts may be putting gains in science, technology and medicine at risk.

In related news, sequestration cuts have reduced federal grants and delayed research projects, restricting the nation’s ability to innovate, according to a survey of organizations representing 300 research universities.

On the fifth annual World Pneumonia Day, a call to action in The Lancet Global Health asks for new innovations to transform pneumonia diagnosis and treatment.

From December 3 to 5, the World Health Organization and Member States will evaluate and assess new innovative mechanisms to coordinate and fund global health research and development.

GHTC member the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund has granted $5.7 million to six global partnerships working on innovative drugs and vaccines against malaria, tuberculosis, and Chagas disease.

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