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Meeting the challenge, seizing the opportunity: US leadership can advance global health R&D

May 21 @ 3:48 pm EDT


Thursday, March 26, 2015

12:30-2:00 p.m.

Kennedy Caucus Room (SR 325), Russell Senate Office Building

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Lunch will be provided. Guests will have the opportunity to browse interactive displays from nonprofit groups and learn about the latest global health research.


US investments in research have led to the creation of new vaccines, drugs, and other groundbreaking health tools that are driving incredible gains in global health. Today we stand at the brink of eradicating polio, we halved child deaths in two decades, and transformed AIDS from a death sentence to a treatable disease. The next generation of lifesaving health products stands at the cusp of development, poised to further accelerate this momentum. However, as we face challenging fiscal situations at home and abroad, funding for global health product development is at risk and global health crises like Ebola have demonstrated that existing tools are not enough.


Join the Global Health Technologies Coalition for its sixth annual global health research and development briefing for the launch of a policy report with recommendations for the US government to strengthen its legacy in global health research. Speakers from a range of US federal agencies, research programs, and philanthropic groups will discuss the impact of US investments in global health innovation and how the US government can better meet the challenge and seize the opportunity to save lives, improve health, and enhance economic prosperity and security around the world.


If you any questions, email Kat Kelley at info@ghtcoalition.org.


May 21
3:48 pm UTC-4