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Julien Rashid
Faces of Innovation: Dr. Mohammad Nuhu Amin, researcher at icddr,b

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. Mohammad Nuhu Amin, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Conference. Dr. Amin researches sanitation and diarrheal diseases with support from the United States Agency for International Development.

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PATH/Katrina Peach
TB epidemic looms large in era of declining R&D funding

October 2016 delivered two sobering wake-up calls: The tuberculosis (TB) epidemic is larger than many realized, and TB R&D has has fallen to its lowest level in seven years.

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Research Roundup: Cow antibodies, Zika’s impact on male fertility, and hepatitis C research

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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Rob Oxley/DFID
DFID lays out vision to tackle global challenges through investments in research

The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development released it’s first-ever research review, laying out a vision for how it will invest £390 million in research and technology per year over the next four years to tackle the world’s toughest challenges.

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Research Roundup: Gene editing, mosquito takeover, and decoys for drug resistance

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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David Jacobs
Research Roundup: Pharmaceutical waste and superbugs, resistance to insecticides, and vaccines for crises

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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Army Medicine
Research Roundup: Ebola treatment, black widow virus, and Zika syndrome

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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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Research Roundup: Flu vaccines, HIV in kids, and a cross-continental R&D partnership

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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TB Alliance
Research Roundup: Kid-friendly TB treatment, drug manufacturing on-the-go, diarrheal disease, 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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UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto
How did global health R&D fare at UNGA 71?

The 71st United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) concluded this week. Breakthroughs gives a synopsis of the key global health R&D issues discussed at the assembly and what actions were taken.

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GHTC/Matthew Robinson
The world commits to the AMR fight

At the United Nations General Assembly, world leaders made an unprecedented collective commitment to fighting the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance. GHTC and Global Health Council analyze what that commitment entails, why it matters, and the importance of what happens next.

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