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Emily Conron
Research in action in Uganda

Last week GHTC led a learning trip with US Congressional staff to Uganda to see first hand the impact of US government funding for global health R&D. Check out our favorite moments from the week.

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PATH/Satvir Malhotra
Research Roundup: Effective experimental Ebola treatments, once-monthly injection to suppress HIV, and malaria-detecting dogs

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: Suppository drug cuts child malaria deaths, J&J touts latest immune response data for 'mosaic' HIV vaccine program, and game changer TB 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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Play: TRICK or TREATment?

To enjoy a bit of fun and mischief this Halloween, we’ve created a new game, TRICK or TREATment, to test our readers’ knowledge of global health technologies.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
The post-midterm prognosis for global health R&D

With less than two weeks to go until one of the most anticipated midterm elections in recent memory, there are big questions occupying the minds of Washingtonians and politics junkies from coast to coast.

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PATH/Georgina Goodwin
G20 health ministers meet: The good, the bad, and the unknown for health R&D

Health ministers of the G20 nations, representing the world’s leading economies, met earlier this month in Mar del Plata, Argentina to chart a course of action on global health for the upcoming year.

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PATH/Satvir Malhotra
Research Roundup: Metagenomics sequencing, combinations of antibodies that suppress HIV, and a partnership to reduce child deaths from AMR

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/Dan Chang
Research Roundup: Tech to stop a pandemic, DNA vaccine against Ebola, and a unique way to attack malaria

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/Wendy Stone
Research Roundup: Rotavirus vaccine receives WHO prequalification, mosquito repellent paint, and new health security partnership

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: Pledges from the UN High-Level Meeting on TB, TB vaccine trial success, and gene editing mosquitoes

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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UN Photo/Loey Felipe
Overheard at UNGA: 4 key takeaways on global health innovation

A “who’s who” of politicians, philanthropists, CEOs, and civil society leaders descended upon New York City this week for the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). GHTC was there, serving as your eyes and ears on the ground. Here is what we heard and our top four takeaways on global health R&D.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Trump signs spending bill boosting funding for health research

President Trump signed into law a spending bill that pairs full-year fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding for Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) and Defense with a stopgap measure to keep other agencies funded through December—staving off a partial government shutdown on the eve of the end of the fiscal year. Here’s a breakdown of how global health and medical research funding fared.

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PATH/Wendy Stone
Research Roundup: US launches biodefense strategy, TB remains world's top infectious killer, and human trials begin for antimalarial 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/Eric Becker
Research Roundup: Neutralizing Ebola, a prototype to fight the next pandemic, and Zika vaccine trial moves forward

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: Predatory bacteria, genetically engineered mosquitoes, and tracking disease outbreaks from space

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: Funding gaps in health innovation, new regimen for TB treatment, and a malaria drug resistance model

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/Wendy Stone
Research Roundup: Long-acting HIV drugs, a universal flu vaccine candidate, and a low-cost device in the fight against malaria

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: Innovations in bednets, contraception, and Zika vaccination trials

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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Wanted: Tools to fight murderous mozzies and their deadly diseases

For World Mosquito Day, GHTC is taking a moment to shine a spotlight on the ghastly gang of mosquito-borne diseases and the innovations we need to finish these frightening foes for good.

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PATH/Georgina Goodwin
Research Roundup: Ebola vaccinations in North Kivu, the role of biobanks in research, and a new Zika vaccine candidate

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/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: R&D investment in Africa, genetically modified rice to help prevent HIV, and antibodies for three Ebola viruses

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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