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3 takeaways from the inaugural Global Health Security Conference

Last week, the Australian government and the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security convened practitioners, researchers, educators, and decision-makers across the fields of public health, medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, government, defense, and anthropology for the first Global Health Security Conference in Sydney to examine the progress made to date in strengthening health systems and to identify gaps and opportunities for enhancing the international community’s ability to respond more efficiently and effectively to future health crises.

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Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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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Obama begins second term with new faces, changing leadership in key global health positions

President Obama officially began his second term in office this week, and will have a host of new faces to work with in Congress and his own administration.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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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Halting the fiscal cliff: How will the latest budget negotiations impact global health and development?

Going into December 2012, Congress had neither completed its work on the federal budget for fiscal year (FY) 2013 nor decided how to avoid sequestration—widespread and indiscriminate cuts to all federal programs.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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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FDA approval of new TB drug benefits patients and highlights the agency’s lifesaving programs

The New Year has brought some much-needed good news in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it has approved a new treatment for multidrug-resistant TB that can be used as an alternative when other drugs fail.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Funding for global health R&D: good news and bad

Sometimes the best news is no news at all. That’s one of the thoughts that struck me while pondering the results of the latest G-FINDER survey on global funding of R&D for neglected diseases.

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PATH/Doune Porter
Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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/Francesca Holme
Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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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CDC/ Prof. Woodbridge Foster; Prof. Frank H. Collins
Changing our definition of neglected diseases: Is it time to think beyond traditional terms?

Depending on who you ask, you’ll come up with a number of different definitions for what exactly characterizes a neglected disease, as there’s no generally accepted definition.

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Reaching an AIDS-free generation: Why research and new tools must be part of the solution

Ahead of World AIDS Day, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton launched a new State Department blueprint to reach an “AIDS-free generation” within five years.

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PATH/Aaron Joel Santos
Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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
Developing new tools to fight TB: New report examines state of TB R&D

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is one of the oldest known human pathogens that continues to pose a global public health threat in the 21st century.

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PATH/Nguyen Ba Quang
Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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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On childhood TB, time for ACTION

In this guest post, Mandy Slutsker, senior project associate with the ACTION Partnership, writes about a new report that calls for increased efforts to fight tuberculosis among children worldwide.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Roundup: The impact of the elections on global health and development

With the results of the presidential and congressional elections now almost two days behind us, there has been increasing reaction and speculation about what President Barack Obama’s second term and new congressional leadership could mean for foreign policy, international development, and global health.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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
Research Roundup: What we’re reading this week

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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Paul Joseph Brown / GAPPS
Discovering new interventions to prevent preterm birth

With more than 15 million babies born preterm every year, of which one million will die in infancy, preterm birth is a global health crisis that must be elevated and prioritized on an international scale.

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The final presidential debate: Global health was missing from the foreign policy discussion

It’s not much of a surprise that Monday night’s presidential debate, which focused on foreign policy, was consumed by a discussion of defense spending, and security and trade policies regarding the Middle East, North Africa, and China.

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