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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/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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State of the Union HIV pledge links a “once-distant dream” to “scientific breakthroughs”

On February 5, President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address. Among the long list of policy proposals and pledges in the speech was one of great interest to the global health research community—an announcement of a new whole-of-government plan to eliminate HIV transmission in the United States by 2030.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: DNA from single mosquito sequenced, Pandemic Response Box to boost research, and experimental Ebola treatment proves safe in adults

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/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: Ebola found in West African bat for the first time, global health R&D money reaches record high, and temperature-stable TB vaccine enters clinical testing

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
How the partial government shutdown is affecting global health, R&D

As the partial government shutdown stretches into a fifth week – the longest in United States history – news of its impact on agencies essential to global health broadly, and research and development in particular, is taking clearer shape.

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PATH/Jennifer Fox
As America leads, other nations step up to fund R&D to combat neglected disease threats

The US government has long played an indispensable role in driving global health progress as the world’s leading funder of research and development (R&D) for new vaccines, treatments, and other tools to fight neglected diseases.

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PATH/Mike Wang
Research Roundup: Single-dose drug for recurrent malaria, long-acting contraceptive self-administered via microneedles, and fast diagnosis of viruses

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: Single-dose Ebola drug, mosquito birth control, and new TB treatment

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: Vaccines without chemicals, FDA fast track for Vanelva's chikungunya vaccine, and Marburg virus found in bats in West Africa

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
A year in review: The global health innovation stories that shaped 2018

Two thousand eighteen was a turbulent year in global health. Between reemerging crises, breakthrough scientific discoveries, and the continued looming threat of health research funding cuts, 2018 took us on a roller coaster ride of peril and promise. Now as the year comes to an end, GHTC is taking a moment to reflect on the global health innovation stories and news that shaped 2018.

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PATH/Daniel San Martin
Research Roundup: Study maps malaria parasite, global TB research funding hits all-time high, and taking the virus out of a mosquito's bite

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: UK vaccine center to help fight epidemics, global map of HIV reveals vaccine challenges, and researchers create antibodies to test and treat 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/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: Male birth control one step closer to reality, three-in-one HIV drug launched, and powdered polio vaccine brings new hope

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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