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GHTC responds to RFI on National Vaccine Action Plan

GHTC submitted comments to a US Department of Health and Human Services request for information (RFI) on the 2020 National Vaccine Action Plan (NVP). GHTC’s submission encouraged the continuation of R&D objectives reflected in the 2010 NVP and recommended additional areas of focus including strengthening public-private partnerships, advancing regulatory science, ensuring sustainable financing for areas that lack commercial market demand, promoting access-centered R&D, and collaborating with international partners to strengthen laboratory and clinical trial capacity.

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GHTC endorses letter urging robust funding for NIH in FY20 appropriations bill

GHTC endorsed a letter from the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research urging House and Senate appropriators to work quickly to adopt a meaningful increase to the fiscal year 2020 (FY20) Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill and provide a robust funding increase for the National Institutes of Health.

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GHTC endorses letter calling for robust TB funding in FY20 appropriations bill

GHTC endorsed a letter from the TB Roundtable to House and Senate appropriators urging the adoption of robust funding levels for tuberculosis (TB) programs at the US Agency for International Development and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in final fiscal year 2020 (FY20) appropriations bills. The letter also urges appropriators to restore TB as a disease eligible for funding under the Department of Defense’s Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program.

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GHTC endorses STOP Neglected Diseases of Poverty Act

GHTC endorsed the STOP (Study, Treat, Observe, and Prevent) Neglected Diseases of Poverty Act, a piece of legislation introduced by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) aimed at advancing the tools necessary to address and ultimately eliminate neglected disease of poverty in the United States.

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