May 30, 2013

Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

Senior Program Assistant

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

Marking the 10th anniversary of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), US Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby, and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, write about how scientific innovation has played an important role in the successes of PEPFAR over the last decade.

New resources from the Kaiser Family Foundation analyze the President’s fiscal year 2014 budget request and the funding implications for global health and HIV/AIDS.

Member States at the 66th World Health Assembly approved the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development (R&D): Financing and Coordination resolution that would establish a global health R&D observatory, set up demonstration projects, and develop norms and standards to better collect data on health R&D.

GHTC member Aeras has launched a short film series called EXPOSED bringing attention to the global tuberculosis epidemic and the need for new tools to prevent this airborne disease’s spread.