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Philip Kenol
Explainer: the Nagoya Protocol and its impact on global health R&D

The World Health Organization recently announced that at its upcoming Executive Board meeting in February member states will discuss challenges and issues in implementing the Nagoya Protocol—a legal framework that governs the access to and benefits gained through the sharing of genetic resources including human and animal DNA, plants, and pathogens. As these discussions heat up, GHTC is taking a brief look at what the Nagoya Protocol is, how it impacts global health R&D, and what’s next for the future of this framework.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: 2017 HIV/AIDS R&D edition

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
G20 makes first-ever pledge to support R&D to combat global health challenges

Following a sustained advocacy campaign by GHTC and our partners, global health R&D has been featured, for the first time, as part of the G20 declaration. The declaration, published on July 8, includes efforts for R&D to combat antimicrobial resistance and potentially pandemic diseases.

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CDC/ Sue Partridge, CDC- Ft. Collins
Research Roundup: Global immunization, Zika diagnostics, and an HIV treatment milestone

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 as a tool to cure and protect, and what went right in the DRC Ebola outbreak

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: Malaria research funding uneven and inequitable, Europe's plan to combat AMR, and unverified malaria medicines on the global market

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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Heng Chivoan
Research Roundup: Polio mutation troubles, a pandemic bond, and Kenya's launch of a generic HIV drug

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/Claire Suni
Research Roundup: Venom, technology for smart vector control & animals as a human health threat

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: Dengue diagnostics, unlocking protein structures, and an antibiotic found in soil

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/Monique Berlier
Ensuring resistance doesn’t take hold: The importance of taking on typhoid now

Typhoid may seem like a distant memory in industrialized countries, but for many low- and middle-income countries it continues to cause millions of illnesses and about 150,000 deaths per year. New tools are needed to combat this looming threat.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: Malaria and bone density, a fatal vaccine error, and a sponsored Chikungunya 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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