April 08, 2012

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.

The Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination (CEWG) has released its final report. The report offers recommendations to close the funding gap in global health research and development.

The Fogarty International Center and other programs at the National Institutes of Health are awarding about $20.3 million over the next five years to train the next generation of global health researchers and scientists.

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has released a new policy that aims to ensure the quality and integrity of the agency's scientific activities. The report recognizes that USAID is the US Government’s “lead international development agency, for which science and technology are critical means for improving the quality of peoples’ lives around the world.”

A new study offers insight into promising new targets for future HIV vaccine efforts.