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GHTC Releases Fact Sheet Series On Role Of R&D Across Diseases, Health Issues

Global Health Technologies Coalition: Fact sheet series: R&D across health area “This fact sheet series examines the role of research and development (R&D) in driving progress across different neglected diseases and health areas. Each fact sheet provides an overview of R&D for a specific disease or health area, including examples…

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Borgen Magazine: H.Res. 517: Fighting AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Frazer, 2/3). Devex: Q&A: As conflict rumbles on, water pipes run dry in eastern Ukraine (Root, 2/3). VOA: Hunger in Central Sahel Rising at Alarming Rate as Conflict Intensifies (Schlein, 2/2). Xinhua: Global Fund to grant Tanzania 600 mln USD for…

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CBS: These were the most underreported humanitarian crises in 2019, according to a new report (Ott, 1/28). Health24: Deadly Marburg virus pops up in West-Africa for the first time — shouldn’t we be taking more notice? (Wilke, 1/29). Homeland Preparedness News: New reports show weak pipeline for antibiotics against drug-resistant…

Friends Of The Global Fight Releases U.S. Investment Case For Global Fund

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: A Smart, Lifesaving U.S. Investment in 2020 This graphic provides an overview of the U.S. investment case for the Global Fund, highlighting global progress against AIDS, TB, and malaria; the Global…

NIH Begins First Human Testing Of Monoclonal Antibody To Prevent Malaria

NIH: First human trial of monoclonal antibody to prevent malaria opens “A Phase 1 clinical trial testing the safety and effectiveness of a monoclonal antibody (mAb) against malaria has begun enrolling healthy adult volunteers at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The trial, sponsored by NIH’s…

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Borgen Magazine: The Top 4 Diseases of Poverty Worldwide (Rasmussen, 1/27). Globe and Mail: Canadian researchers in Nairobi say fight against HIV/AIDS is still uphill battle, despite 40 years of medical advances (Leung, 1/27). New Times: Rwanda deploys drones to eliminate malaria mosquitoes (Bishumba, 1/28). Scientific American: Scientists Solve a…

3 African Countries Begin Pilot Program Using Malaria Vaccine Among Infants

AP: 3 African countries trying out 1st malaria vaccine in babies “…The southern African nation [of Malawi] is rolling out the shots in an unusual pilot program along with Kenya and Ghana. Unlike established vaccines that offer near-complete protection, this new one is only about 40% effective. But experts say…

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AFP: Pakistan says Facebook to help in fight against polio (1/16). AP: U.N. report lays out agonies faced by Syrian children amid war (Keaten, 1/16). BBC News: HIV infections among gay and bi men fall by 73% in U.K. (Haigh, 1/16). Borgen Magazine: Measles Outbreak in the DRC: Treatment and…

Global Fund Announces Highest-Ever Funding Allocations, Reviews Top Stories Of 2019

Global Fund: Highest-Ever Funding Allocations Announced to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria “Following a record-breaking Replenishment in October 2019, the Global Fund [Wednesday] announced its largest-ever funding allocations for eligible countries to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria and build systems for health over the next three years. The allocations include…

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ABC: Researchers find way to block spread of deadly malaria parasite (Macdonald, 12/18). Borgen Magazine: Global Health Partnerships in Kenya (Kiessling, 12/18). CIDRAP News: Yellow fever outbreak intensifies in Nigeria (Schnirring, 12/17). Devex: Q&A: Funding imbalance threatens Yemen’s recovery, UNDP expert says (Welsh, 12/18). Miami Herald: Can this scent lure…

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