September 06, 2012

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.

Bill Gates writes about global health innovation and how the private and public sectors can come together to create life-saving products for the world’s most impoverished.

The Science Speaks blog compares the stances of presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on global health and other foreign aid spending.

Last week, for the first-time-ever the world recognized Global Female Condom Day in the hopes of increasing recognition of a prevention technology that is too often overlooked.

The White House Office of Management and Budget released a report on the potential impact of sequestration on federal agencies. Research and development programs at the Department of Defense could see a 9.4 percent cut in funding, while research and development programs within the Department of Health and Human Services, the State Department, and the US Agency for International Development could receive a 8.2 percent cut.

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