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Marissa Chmiola
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/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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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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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: Congo confirms the end of its Ebola outbreak, new treatments for HIV and 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/Doune Porter
10 brilliant technological innovations to save moms and babies

For many mothers and babies around the world, the first 48 hours after birth are the most dangerous of their lives. For eight years, Saving Lives at Birth—spearheaded by USAID—has challenged problem solvers worldwide to create innovative solutions to make birth safer and save lives. Here are ten incredible innovations from this initiative:

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: Dangerous outbreaks, commercializing a low-cost biologics platform, and success against an infection that blinds

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: An experimental Ebola vaccine, new viruses discovered, and Australian experiment wipes out disease-carrying 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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PATH/Georgina Goodwin
Research Roundup: An HIV vaccine shows promise, Paraguay conquers malaria, and tackling malaria using veterinary drugs

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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WHO/L. Cipriani
WHA Roundup: Incremental steps forward on access and TB takes the limelight

What global health research advocates need to know about the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA).

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Pan American Health Organization
What to watch at WHA 71

The 71st session of the World Health Assembly will see a number of debates that could impact global health R&D. Here is is what you need to know.

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Neil Palmer/CIAT
Preparing the ground in the Brazilian Amazon for a new antimalarial to reduce relapse

Tackling malaria in the Brazilian Amazon has proved challenging. But furtunetly, a solution could be in sight.

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