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Field Tests For Chagas Disease Show Success In Study

New York Times: New Field Tests May Curb Kissing Bug Disease “Six different rapid diagnostic tests have proved reliable in detecting Chagas disease without having to wait for laboratory confirmation, according to a study by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders and the World Health Organization…” (McNeil, 7/7).

Gates Foundation Sets Sights On Stopping Spread Of Drug-Resistant Malaria

Seattle Times: Gates Foundation battling big new threat in malaria fight “…With more than $2 billion committed, the [Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation] is the leading private supporter of research into new treatments, vaccines, diagnostic tools, disease mapping, and other weapons to fight malaria. This research should help the foundation…

‘Urgent’ Global Action Needed To Tackle Antibiotic Resistance

Financial Times: Keep medicine out of the dark ages “David Cameron has added his voice to increasingly urgent warnings by the world’s public health leaders about the growth of antibiotic resistance. Besides talking about a return to ‘the dark ages of medicine’ if we lose our power to kill microbes,…

U.K. PM Cameron Launches Initiative To Develop New Antibiotics

News outlets discuss the launch of a new initiative by British Prime Minister David Cameron to develop a new generation of antibiotics. Agence France-Presse: Britain launching global superbug fight “Britain is to lead a global effort to combat antibiotic-resistant superbugs that threaten to knock medicine ‘back into the dark ages,’…

House, Senate Appropriations Committees Support Global Health R&D

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: House and Senate support global health R&D in appropriations reports Jenny Howell, senior policy and advocacy associate at the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), discusses House and Senate action on appropriations bills that include funding for global health research and development (7/1).

Countries Look To Innovative Methods To Prevent Mosquito-Borne Diseases

News outlets report on different ways researchers and health officials are trying to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses. Bloomberg Businessweek: Mosquitoes With Lethal Genes to Help Brazil Fight Dengue “…Brazil will probably be the first nation to approve large-scale releases of male mosquitoes with a lethal gene that causes their offspring to…

Industry Leaders Discuss Global Health Delivery

Mediaplanet: Investing in our Future: A Roundtable Discussion Mediaplanet interviews six health business leaders and officials on global health service delivery: Stephan Bart, Sr., chief medical officer at Accelovance; Gustavo Doncel, executive and scientific director at CONRAD; Abebe Aberra, senior health adviser for Episcopal Relief and Development; Pape Amadou Gaye,…

New Hookworm Vaccine Could Have ‘Tremendous Impact’ On World’s Poorest

Huffington Post: A New Malnutrition Vaccine for the World’s Poor Peter Hotez, founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, and Remko van Leeuwen, director of acquisitions at the Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development (AIGHD) Foundation and coordinator of the HOOKVAC consortium “…[A] report just released in…

GHTC Provides Roundup Of Recent Global Health Research News

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: FY 2015 appropriations, the Human Vaccines Project, Global Development Lab legislation, new HIV treatments, and more Nick Taylor, senior program assistant at the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), highlights “some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week”…

NIH To Study Whether Infants Born With HIV Can Be Cured With Aggressive Therapy

Washington Post: A Mississippi infant’s case opens a new door on studying a cure for HIV Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH “…The possibility of achieving an HIV cure for thousands of infants is too important not to pursue vigorously. The National…