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MSF Report Examines Gaps In, Offers Policy Recommendations For Medical R&D

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: With biomedical research driven by profit rather than need, MSF examines why innovation fails to address world’s biggest health problems Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a recently released report by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), “examining the impacts of…

Instead Of ‘Reactive Funding Surges,’ U.S. Needs To Take ‘Comprehensive Approach’ To Accelerate Eradication Of Disease Threats

The Hill: Malaria and other neglected diseases are the itch that must be scratched Ashley Birkett, director of the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) “…A new report from the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) highlights some … funding problems. The U.S. government’s investment in research and development (R&D) for neglected…

World Can Eliminate Trachoma In 4 Years With $1B Investment, Experts Say

The Guardian: With $1bn, blinding trachoma can be eliminated in four years — experts “Eliminating blinding trachoma worldwide within four years is ‘highly doable’ but it would cost US$1bn, the world’s leading eye health experts estimate. The ambitious goal is backed up by the findings of a global mapping project,…

GHTC Hosts Event Launching Annual Policy Paper On Global Health Research

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Report proposes innovative approaches to spurring global health innovations Rabita Aziz, policy research coordinator for the Center for Global Health Policy, reports on an event to launch the Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “most recent policy report on advancing global health research and development.…

WHO Launches Global Strategy To Prevent Leprosy, End Associated Stigma

U.N. News Centre: U.N. health agency launches global strategy to end leprosy “The United Nations health agency [Wednesday] launched a new global strategy for a world free of leprosy, calling for stronger commitments and accelerated efforts to stop disease transmission and end associated discrimination and stigma…” (4/20).

World Unprepared For Widespread Yellow Fever Outbreak, Experts Warn

Nature: Fears rise over yellow fever’s next move “As the largest outbreak of yellow fever in almost 30 years continues to spread in Angola, scientists are warning that the world is ill-prepared for what would be a public health calamity: the re-emergence of urban epidemics of the deadly infection, which…

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