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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Research Roundup: a two-drug HIV treatment found equally effective as three drugs, experimental Ebola treatments show promise in lab study, and WHO upgrades list of essential diagnostic tests

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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Research Roundup: GARDP to develop 5 new treatments for antibiotic resistant infections by 2025, researchers eliminated HIV from DNA of infected mice, and G20 leaders commit to advance global health

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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G20 leaders commit to advance global health, with partial recognition of R&D’s role

On Saturday, heads of state and government from the world’s leading economies concluded this year’s G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan by issuing a declaration committing to advance global health.

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Research Roundup: NIH launches large TB prevention trial for people exposed to MDR-TB, Access to Medicine Index released, and diagnostic test could revive battle to eradicate yaws

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3 takeaways from the inaugural Global Health Security Conference

Last week, the Australian government and the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security convened practitioners, researchers, educators, and decision-makers across the fields of public health, medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, government, defense, and anthropology for the first Global Health Security Conference in Sydney to examine the progress made to date in strengthening health systems and to identify gaps and opportunities for enhancing the international community’s ability to respond more efficiently and effectively to future health crises.

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Research Roundup: Rotavirus vaccine may help protect against Type 1 diabetes, 1 million child-friendly TB courses ordered since 2016, and Trump orders agencies to trim advisory panels

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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Research Roundup: Contraceptives and HIV trial, identification of protective antibodies may be key to malaria vaccine, and Drug Transparency Observatory launched In France

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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Research Roundup: FDA advisory panel recommends approval of TB Alliance's TB treatment, innovation in women's health, and British syringe-free vaccine maker set to shake up the industry

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Saving two lives, not just one: medicines for malaria during pregnancy

An estimated 125 million pregnancies around the world are at risk from malaria annually. For both mother and baby, the disease is potentially life-threatening and babies that do survive are often born with low birth weight, which is associated with negative impact on development.

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Research Roundup: An experimental Ebola cure may also protect against Nipah virus, gender inequality in clinical trials, and FDA authorizes first Zika diagnostic test for marketing

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Four Takeaways from WHA 72

Against a backdrop of mounting global health challenges, the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) convened last week, with politicians, philanthropists, business executives, and civil society leaders all descending upon Geneva. GHTC was on the scene—attending side events, technical briefings, and following the official agenda. Here are our top four takeaways from this year’s assembly.

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Research Roundup: WHO Foundation, Algeria and Argentina declared malaria free, and scientists break away from 'cold chain' to deliver 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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Research Roundup: WHO unveils online resource to guide neglected disease R&D, major funding announcements for snakebite research, and TB Alliance awarded grants to develop TB drug candidates

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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Research Roundup: Warning to address drug-resistant TB, a new Ebola vaccine strategy in DRC, and FDA takes step to bolster research on pregnant and lactating women

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Innovating the way towards UHC at WHA

Universal health coverage (UHC) will take center stage at the World Health Assembly later this month. While there are many building blocks to achieve UHC, one integral pillar that is too often overlooked is innovation—the creation of new and improved drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tools. Global health research and development is indispensable in delivering on the vision of quality health for all.

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Gamifying global health innovation

GHTC held a Game changers in global health game night on Capitol Hill to educate Congressional staffers about the impact of US leadership in global health research and development (R&D). Our guests ate, drank, played games, and learned how US investments in global health R&D not only saves lives around the world, but also generates benefits here at home in the United States. Here are some of our favorite photos.

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Research Roundup: Study finds drugs stop HIV transmission, polio endgame strategy includes new technologies and vaccines, and FDA approves first ever vaccine for dengue fever

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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Research Roundup: World's first malaria vaccine, how to shape research to advance global health, and lotion that protects from 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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Members of Congress push back at President’s budget cuts to global health research

The Trump administration’s budget request for fiscal year 2020 (FY20) includes cuts that—if enacted—would hamstring the research and development (R&D) of new global health technologies. Since the release of the budget request in early March, however, lawmakers from both parties have expressed their commitment to shielding critical funding strings from the president’s scissors.

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Research Roundup: AI advancing drug development, malaria vaccine tested in large clinical trial, and first-in-human universal flu 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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Research Roundup: WHO emergency panel meets about Ebola in DRC, new study reveals HIV vulnerabilities, and how Global Health Investment Fund is revolutionizing impact investing

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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Research Roundup: Tiny guillotine decapitates mosquitoes to fight malaria, new antibody approach to tackling Ebola, and faster and cheaper test to detect Zika

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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Research Roundup: Contraceptive jewelry may be new family planning option, microneedle technology receives green light, and aspirin to fight TB

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Research Roundup: the cost of wiping out TB, a global hub for AMR, and US begins $10 million vaccine project against Marburg virus

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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Research Roundup: Study finds safer & shorter treatment for Chagas, Trumps budget proposes cuts to biomedical research, and FDA accepts new drug application for pretomanid in combination TB regimen

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Research Roundup: WHO transformations, new funding model for health needed, and HIV reported cured in second patient

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Research Roundup: CEPI invests in vaccine printer tech, new bednet strategy to fight malaria, and Themis' chikungunya vaccine nabs FDA Fast Track

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President signs spending bill boosting funding for global health

On February 15, President Trump signed into law a bipartisan spending bill—averting another partial government shutdown and ensuring full-year funding for the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2019. The months-long saga ended with some great news for global health and research and development.

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Research Roundup: Pregnant women in DRC to be given Ebola vaccine, releases of genetically modified mosquitoes in high-security lab, and CRISPR may help against viruses for which no vaccine exists

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WHO EB moves forward actions on budget, access to medicines, and AMR R&D

The 2019 global health multilateral calendar kicked off as it always does with the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB) meeting in late January in Geneva. This year’s session featured a packed agenda with significant implications for research and development.

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Research Roundup: SFOPs funding for FY19, Lassa fever outbreak in West Africa, and new TB drug may shorten treatment time

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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Research Roundup: New funding partnership to develop drugs for leishmaniasis, an atlas of HIV mutations could improve vaccine design, and a high-tech pill could end drug injections

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State of the Union HIV pledge links a “once-distant dream” to “scientific breakthroughs”

On February 5, President Trump delivered his second State of the Union address. Among the long list of policy proposals and pledges in the speech was one of great interest to the global health research community—an announcement of a new whole-of-government plan to eliminate HIV transmission in the United States by 2030.

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Research Roundup: DNA from single mosquito sequenced, Pandemic Response Box to boost research, and experimental Ebola treatment proves safe in adults

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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Research Roundup: Ebola found in West African bat for the first time, global health R&D money reaches record high, and temperature-stable TB vaccine enters clinical testing

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How the partial government shutdown is affecting global health, R&D

As the partial government shutdown stretches into a fifth week – the longest in United States history – news of its impact on agencies essential to global health broadly, and research and development in particular, is taking clearer shape.

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As America leads, other nations step up to fund R&D to combat neglected disease threats

The US government has long played an indispensable role in driving global health progress as the world’s leading funder of research and development (R&D) for new vaccines, treatments, and other tools to fight neglected diseases.

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Research Roundup: Single-dose drug for recurrent malaria, long-acting contraceptive self-administered via microneedles, and fast diagnosis of 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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Research Roundup: Single-dose Ebola drug, mosquito birth control, and new TB treatment

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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Research Roundup: Vaccines without chemicals, FDA fast track for Vanelva's chikungunya vaccine, and Marburg virus found in bats in West Africa

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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