May 24, 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.

A group at the World Health Assembly this week announced that it will combine four different proposals that aim to fund research and development for neglected diseases of the developing world.

The Senate Committee on Appropriations has approved its fiscal year 2013 State and Foreign Operations appropriations bill. The bill includes funding for global health programs at the US Agency for International Development and the State Department.

Leaders from about 50 research agencies have announced the creation of the Global Research Council, a forum that will examine issues important to science agencies worldwide.

Malaria stakeholders, donors, and partners recently launched the Global Plan for Insecticide Resistance Management, which will address growing mosquito resistance to at least one class of insecticides around the world.