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Ansley Kahn
Research Roundup: WHO releases findings from malaria eradication report, two-month HIV injection could be on its way, and refrigerator to protect vaccines against power outages

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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The state of reproductive health R&D for developing countries

In this guest post, Dale Halliday—an analyst at Policy Cures—discusses the finding of Policy Cures’ report on funding for reproductive health technology research and development (R&D) in developing countries.

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PATH/Mike Wang
Research Roundup: The 21st Century Cures Act, US funding for antimicrobial resistance, vaccine development and funding, and more

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

GHTC
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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
Research Roundup: Ebola vaccine trials in Liberia, the spread of insect-borne tropical diseases, and more

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

GHTC
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Obama highlights global health and innovation in State of the Union address

While others were playing State of the Union bingo or creating pretty word clouds, GHTC was closely watching the State of the Union address to see what President Barack Obama would say about US engagement in global health and America’s leadership in science and innovation.

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PATH/Will Boase
Research Roundup: Clinical trial data sharing, vaccines to look forward to, and public-private partnerships for global health research and development

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

GHTC
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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: MenAfriVac® prequalification, an innovative new antibiotic, Ebola vaccine trials, and more

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

GHTC
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10 reasons why the US policymakers should support global health research and development

At the Global Health Technologies Coalition, our mission is to advance—through advocacy—the research and development (R&D) of new tools to prevent, diagnose, and treat global diseases.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
Research Roundup: Experimental Ebola vaccines and treatments, HIV prevention research, and an 18-year high in drug approvals

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

GHTC
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Budget compromise reached: How did global health R&D fare?

Working over a rare weekend session and racing against the clock to keep the government open, Congress finally came to an agreement on a year-long spending plan to fund the government through September 30, 2015 (with the exception of the Department of Homeland Security, which only goes through February 27).

GHTC
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CDC/James Gathaney
Research Roundup: R&D funding for neglected diseases, antimicrobial drug resistance, immunity for Ebola vaccine makers, and more

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/Aaron Joel Santos
Research Roundup: a weakened HIV virus, SDGs, powdered measles vaccine, and more

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: Gates Foundation open access policy, Ebola vaccine market, World AIDS Day, and more

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/Evelyn Hockstein
Research Roundup: Drug development costs, the price of priority review, new clinical trial requirements, and more

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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Ten global health advancements I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving

As global health advocates, our work often requires us to focus on unmet needs—such as the number of people worldwide who still die from preventable diseases each year, or the lack of adequate resources and investment to tackle these diseases.

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PATH/Eric Becker
Research Roundup: Malaria eradication, indemnity for Ebola vaccine manufacturers, drug development impediments, and more

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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#CoughUpTheTBMoney: TB activists call for tripling annual spending on TB research

In this guest post, Mike Watson Frick—TB/HIV program officer at Treatment Action Group (TAG)—writes about the state of tuberculosis (TB) research funding and civil society actions that took place at the recent Union World Conference on Lung Health in Barcelona, Spain.

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Election results are in: Here’s what happened and how it could impact global health R&D

Election night saw an historic shift in Congress, with Republicans extending their majority in the House of Representatives and capturing the Senate for the first time since 2006.

GHTC
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Research Roundup: Midterm elections, Ebola legislation, HIV prevention research, and more

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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How the upcoming election could impact global health R&D

As candidates make their final pitches, volunteers canvas like crazy, and pollsters make their predictions, GHTC is taking a look at what the outcomes of next week’s election could mean for global health research and development (R&D).

GHTC
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HIV Vaccines and Microbicides Resource Tracking Working Group
First-ever conference devoted solely to HIV prevention R&D taking place in uncertain funding environment

Progress toward new tools to prevent HIV infection—including vaccines, microbicides, the use of antiretroviral treatment as HIV prevention, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and a host of other options—is being presented and discussed at the inaugural HIV Research for Prevention Conference (HIVR4P) in Cape Town this week.

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