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Ansley Kahn
Research Roundup: WHO launches digital EML, coronavirus vaccine ready for testing, and coronavirus treatment study underway
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: First new HIV strain discovered in 19 years, Takeda vaccine for dengue, and researchers use drones to pilot a new tool to fight 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/Satvir Malhotra
Research Roundup: New Zika blood test, TB vaccine shows sustained protection, first Lassa fever vaccine set for trial by year's end

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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Richard Franco
Research Roundup: Strain of polio eradicated, NIH & Gates Foundation partner to find genetic cures for HIV & sickle cell, and G20 health ministers issue declaration

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 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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