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Ansley Kahn
Research Roundup: Ebola vaccine licensed in five African countries, Sanofi & HHS to develop COVID-19 vaccine, and digital AMR platform in Zambia
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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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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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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