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Faces of Innovation: Dr. Rohit Ramchandani, researcher at the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Waterloo

Faces of Innovation—a new GHTC project that features scientists on the front lines of research and development on new global health tools and technologies—profiles Dr. Rohit Ramchandani, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Conferenc. Dr. Ramchandani does research to innovate global treatment options for childhood diarrhea at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland and the University of Waterloo. 

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Research Roundup: CRISPR concerns, using innovation to cure malaria, and MSF's TB 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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WHA Roundup: a new WHO head, the demise of an R&D pooled fund, and the access debate rages on

The 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) winds to a close with key decisions that will shape the future of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the landscape for global health R&D.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: Underestimating Zika & Chagas and hopes for the Ebola vaccine in the DRC

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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Photo: White house/Shealah Craighead
Medical research, global health programs face steep cuts in Trump budget

On Tuesday, the Trump Administration released its full fiscal year 2018 budget proposal. This budget proposes significant cuts to programs that support global health and medical research at the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the US Agency for International Development.

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G20 health ministers pledge support for R&D to combat antimicrobial resistance, pandemic threats

Health ministers from G20 nations, meeting for the first time, pledged to work together to combat antimicrobial resistance and improve pandemic preparedness, emphasizing the critical role R&D plays in confronting these global challenges.

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PATH/Rocky Prajapati
Research Roundup: Potential malaria and Ebola vaccines and the polio vaccine shortage

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 will lead WHO and what to watch at WHA

With the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) commencing next week, GHTC takes a look at what's on the agenda and how it could impact global health R&D.

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PATH/Eric Becker
Research Roundup: The rise of drug-resistant TB, ecosystems and pandemics, and a UN-made global mosquito tracker

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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Andrew Loxley, Court
Empowerment—the payoff of new HIV prevention tools for young women

Evidence shows that when women are both empowered and healthy, they are more likely to have healthy families, educate their children, and make positive social and economic contributions to society. New discreet and long-acting HIV prevention tools have the potential to empower women to protect their own health and unlock their potential.

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PATH/Claire Suni
Research Roundup: Barriers to TB immunization, malaria's genetic diversity, and IPM's dapivirine ring

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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