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Marissa Chmiola
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: 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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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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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: Polio surveillance gaps and new breakthroughs in Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and preventing HIV transmission

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: Excess iron may lead to a harder malaria fight, brain damage and Zika in infants, and more

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: R&D to defeat MRSA, West Nile Virus, and malaria-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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Global health and medical research saved from the chopping block in 2018 spending bill

What global health R&D advocates need to know about the 2018 omnibus spending bill.

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PATH/Gabe Bienczycki
Research Roundup: Updates in vaccine research and development and understanding parasitic hookworms

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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David Jacobs
Research Roundup: AMR diagnostics, an oral flu vaccine, and understanding 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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Umit Kartoglu
R&D breakthroughs for tuberculosis, cholera and the power of a gene-edited mosquito

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
Health R&D saves lives, spurs innovation, and solidifies success

USAID’s latest report to Congress demonstrates how strategic R&D investments are driving positive global health outcomes and saving American taxpayers money

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PATH/Patrick McKern
Research Roundup: New breakthroughs in HIV and TB-detection research and 17 brave volunteers

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: New work in malaria and HIV diagnostics and a widespread immunization campaign 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/Wendy Stone
Research Roundup: Discovering new antibiotics in soil and harnessing gene therapy to fight AIDS

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/Gena Morgan
Research Roundup: Two malaria drugs power to limit transmission and the latest on chikungunya and cholera vaccines

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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