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Ansley Kahn
Research Roundup: WHO unveils online resource to guide neglected disease R&D, major funding announcements for snakebite research, and TB Alliance awarded grants to develop TB drug candidates

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

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: WHO unveils online resource to guide neglected disease R&D, major funding announcements for snakebite research, and TB Alliance awarded grants to develop TB drug candidates

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

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PATH/Georgina Goodwin
Research Roundup: Warning to address drug-resistant TB, a new Ebola vaccine strategy in DRC, and FDA takes step to bolster research on pregnant and lactating women

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

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Innovating the way towards UHC at WHA

Universal health coverage (UHC) will take center stage at the World Health Assembly later this month. While there are many building blocks to achieve UHC, one integral pillar that is too often overlooked is innovation—the creation of new and improved drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tools. Global health research and development is indispensable in delivering on the vision of quality health for all.

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Global Health Technologies Coalition
Gamifying global health innovation

GHTC held a Game changers in global health game night on Capitol Hill to educate Congressional staffers about the impact of US leadership in global health research and development (R&D). Our guests ate, drank, played games, and learned how US investments in global health R&D not only saves lives around the world, but also generates benefits here at home in the United States. Here are some of our favorite photos.

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PATH/Wendy Stone
Research Roundup: Study finds drugs stop HIV transmission, polio endgame strategy includes new technologies and vaccines, and FDA approves first ever vaccine for dengue fever

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

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PATH/Doune Porter
Research Roundup: World's first malaria vaccine, how to shape research to advance global health, and lotion that protects from malaria

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

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Members of Congress push back at President’s budget cuts to global health research

The Trump administration’s budget request for fiscal year 2020 (FY20) includes cuts that—if enacted—would hamstring the research and development (R&D) of new global health technologies. Since the release of the budget request in early March, however, lawmakers from both parties have expressed their commitment to shielding critical funding strings from the president’s scissors.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: AI advancing drug development, malaria vaccine tested in large clinical trial, and first-in-human universal flu vaccine trial

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

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PATH/Satvir Malhotra
Research Roundup: WHO emergency panel meets about Ebola in DRC, new study reveals HIV vulnerabilities, and how Global Health Investment Fund is revolutionizing impact investing

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

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PATH/Mike Wang
Research Roundup: Tiny guillotine decapitates mosquitoes to fight malaria, new antibody approach to tackling Ebola, and faster and cheaper test to detect Zika

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

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PATH/Lesley Reed
Research Roundup: Contraceptive jewelry may be new family planning option, microneedle technology receives green light, and aspirin to fight TB

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

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: the cost of wiping out TB, a global hub for AMR, and US begins $10 million vaccine project against Marburg virus

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

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PATH/Mike Wang
Research Roundup: Study finds safer & shorter treatment for Chagas, Trumps budget proposes cuts to biomedical research, and FDA accepts new drug application for pretomanid in combination TB regimen

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

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PATH/Eric Becker
Research Roundup: WHO transformations, new funding model for health needed, and HIV reported cured in second patient

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

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PATH/Mike Wang
Research Roundup: CEPI invests in vaccine printer tech, new bednet strategy to fight malaria, and Themis' chikungunya vaccine nabs FDA Fast Track

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

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PATH/Doune Porter
President signs spending bill boosting funding for global health

On February 15, President Trump signed into law a bipartisan spending bill—averting another partial government shutdown and ensuring full-year funding for the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2019. The months-long saga ended with some great news for global health and research and development.

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PATH/Algy Amad
Research Roundup: Pregnant women in DRC to be given Ebola vaccine, releases of genetically modified mosquitoes in high-security lab, and CRISPR may help against viruses for which no vaccine exists

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

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WHO EB moves forward actions on budget, access to medicines, and AMR R&D

The 2019 global health multilateral calendar kicked off as it always does with the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB) meeting in late January in Geneva. This year’s session featured a packed agenda with significant implications for research and development.

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PATH/Felix Masi
Research Roundup: SFOPs funding for FY19, Lassa fever outbreak in West Africa, and new TB drug may shorten treatment time

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

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PATH/Wendy Stone
Research Roundup: New funding partnership to develop drugs for leishmaniasis, an atlas of HIV mutations could improve vaccine design, and a high-tech pill could end drug injections

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

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