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Julien Rashid
Faces of Innovation: Dan Littlefield, researcher at Modality Solutions

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 Dan Littlefield, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Conference. Dan co-founded a cold-chain engineering company that worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority to distribute Ebola vaccines for clinical trials in Sierra Leone.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: 'Highly effective' way to kill malaria parasite, a mobile program to get TB patients to take their pills, and radiating mosquitoes to stop dengue fever outbreak

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: Thyme oil and corn starch used as larvicide, Gates Foundation grants for a universal flu vaccine, and Gavi calls on donors

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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GHTC
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/Gabe Bienczycki
Observations and insights on the history and future of health innovation at USAID

To reflect on USAID’s decades of work in global health innovation and the future of these efforts, GHTC held a dialogue in early August featuring USAID Chief of Staff Bill Steiger, as well as representatives from USAID’s Global Health Bureau and nonprofit and private sector partners. Here are some of our favorite observations and insights from the discussion.

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: WHO releases findings from malaria eradication report, two-month HIV injection could be on its way, and refrigerator to protect vaccines against power outages

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: The first chlamydia vaccine passed a major test, a new drug approved for drug-resistant tuberculosis, and two new Ebola treatments prove highly effective in the DRC

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: A portable “cholera detection lab," Sabin acquires rights to develop Ebola and Marburg vaccines, and Uganda starts largest-ever Ebola vaccine trial

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: A 'Google' for biomedical data, alarming surge in drug-resistant HIV, and CEPI partners with Valneva to develop Chikungunya vaccine

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: WHO recommends dolutegravir as the first-choice HIV treatment, an arm implant that may one day protect against HIV, and malaria drugs failing in Southeast Asia

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: Wiping out mosquitoes on two Chinese islands, betting on biometrics to boost vaccination rates, and J&J to test HIV vaccine in US and Europe

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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