January 22, 2012

Research Roundup: What we're reading this week

Communications Associate

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

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton highlighted the importance of research and product development in the fight against AIDS. She declared that creating an AIDS-free generation is a policy priority for the United States.

A new report from GHTC member the Treatment Action Group (TAG) shows funding for TB research and development is falling, but GHTC member the TB Alliance and several organizations are collaborating to accelerate development of drugs to fight the disease.

The top innovators in medical research spent three days exploring the partnerships and alliances that could help speed medical progress at the Partnering for Cures meeting.

An editorial in The Minnesota Daily urges Congress to preserve foreign aid funding as it has helped save lives and improve the quality of life for people around the world.

Two GHTC members, the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative and One World Health, are among the organizations forming a partnership to launch a project that will fight visceral leishmaniasis.

The Obama Administration is expanding the Global Health Initiative to include another 21 countries, bringing the total amount of focus countries to 29.

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