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Research Roundup: GARDP to develop 5 new treatments for antibiotic resistant infections by 2025, researchers eliminated HIV from DNA of infected mice, and G20 leaders commit to advance global health

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 needed to overcome stunning shortcomings in TB tools

John Donnelly, a writer working with the GHTC, is blogging following our trip to visit global health research projects in Kenya. This is his third post from the field.

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‘These drugs work. I will live to see my grandchildren’

John Donnelly, a writer working with the GHTC, will be blogging this week from our trip to visit global health research projects in Kenya. This is his second post from the field.

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PATH/Glenn Austin
Children in need of better diagnostics

GHTC’s Kim Lufkin is in Kenya this week, documenting global health research projects and the impact on people in the country. This is her first post from the field.

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Q&A: US Global Health Work in Kenya with Kemy Monahan

Katherine E. “Kemy” Monahan, a career foreign service officer steeped in development issues and an economist and lawyer by training, was appointed as deputy executive director of the Global Health Initiative (GHI) in July. She talked to GHTC’s Breakthroughs blog about her impressions of the US global health work in Kenya, the importance of research, and the critical need now to make the case to Congress for investing in global health.

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PATH/Evelyn Hockstein
CDC in Kibera: Closely monitoring diseases, outbreaks in a slum

Inside a large room at the US Embassy in Nairobi, Robert F. Breiman, MD, the country director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Kenya, explained a portion of the US-funded research in Nairobi’s largest slum, Kibera.

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Global Health R&D with USAID's Alex Dehgan

During USAID’s 50th year, there’s a lot of talk about helping women in the developing world.

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Follow us in Kenya!

This is an exciting week for the GHTC. Not only are we launching our “Breakthroughs” blog, but we’re also taking off on an amazing trip to Kenya to discover how global health research is changing people’s lives on the ground.

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Welcome to the Global Health Technologies Coalition’s new blog: Breakthroughs

Here at the GHTC, our team is dedicated to the idea that it’s possible to find new health solutions that will save countless lives around the world. From the first-ever vaccine to prevent malaria, to a ground-breaking gel that can prevent HIV infection, to new, simpler regimens to treat TB, we believe that science can and will deliver the tools we need to eliminate some of the world’s deadliest diseases.

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