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Emily Conron
Congress passes final FY20 spending packages marked by continued support for global health R&D
This week, months of tense negotiation between leaders in the Democratically-controlled US House of Representatives, the Republican-held Senate, and the White House concluded with the passage of two massive spending packages encompassing all federal government spending for fiscal year (FY) 2020 —nearly three months behind schedule.

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Play: TRICK or TREATment?

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

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PATH/Wendy Stone
Research Roundup: Merck Ebola vaccine approved by European regulators, TB funding gap persists, and new NTD detected in Brazil

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/Satvir Malhotra
Research Roundup: Global Fund replenishment, FDA allows marketing of first rapid Ebola test, and NIH to launch influenza vaccine research centers

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/Carib Nelson
Research Roundup: Bacteria-infected mosquitoes to fight dengue, BARDA to fund Marburg and Ebola vaccines, and saliva test to diagnose 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/Matthew Dakin
Research Roundup: Antibody to combat malaria, BARDA to advance Ebola treatment, and UHC High-Level Meeting

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
What’s next for universal health coverage?

United Nations members unanimously adopted a high-level political declaration on universal health coverage (UHC), but while the adoption of the declaration is welcome news, in many ways it represents a starting point for the next phase of UHC, in which the thornier issues of financing, follow through, and accountability will rise to the forefront.

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Rally for Medical Research
GHTC brings a global perspective to the Rally for Medical Research

A crisp chill hung in the air one early morning last week as members of the GHTC team stepped up the stairs adjoining the newly refurbished Apple Carnegie Library in Washington, DC, to pose for a photo with more than one hundred fellow research and development (R&D) advocates from across the country.

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Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Congressional briefing highlights Department of Defense’s long war against a surprising enemy: malaria

Most Americans think of malaria as a disease that only threatens people in far-off nations. But with American military personnel deployed in countries all around the globe, malaria remains an ongoing threat to the health of our servicemembers and, by extension, our military readiness. 

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PATH/Satvir Malhotra
Research Roundup: Scientists release sterile mosquitoes in Burkina Faso, Themis raises $44 million for phase 3 chikungunya vaccine trial, and Merck's Ebola vaccine tees up FDA date

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/Doune Porter
Research Roundup: Kenya 3rd country to roll out malaria vaccine, scientists gene-edit stem cells to treat HIV, and an affordable new test for dengue

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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