Category Archives: Research and Development

U.S. opposes proposed international org for R&D to meet the health needs of developing countries

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At the World Health Assembly in Geneva this week, representatives are debating whether or not to create a new international organization that would bind countries to fund research and development, or R&D, for neglected diseases – to which every nation would commit to spend at least .01 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) on government-funded […]

UNITAID seeks innovative HIV, TB and malaria proposals

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UNITAID is inviting letters of intent (LOI), or short conceptual presentations of a proposed project, on the topic of improving access to key preventive, diagnostic and treatment commodities for HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria through market-based approaches.  UNITAID works to negotiate low pricing for diagnostics and medication for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in developing countries […]

Young investigators unearth important discoveries in global health

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Young investigators and Fogarty students presented select posters on global health at a special gallery during the 49th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in Boston last month. The event was sponsored by the National Insitutes of Health Office of AIDS Research, the Accordia Global Health Foundation and the IDSA Education and Research Foundation. In this video interview, Sten Vermund, MD, PhD, director of the Institute for Global Health at Vanderbilt University, discusses one of the student “highlights” of the evening – Krutika Kuppalli, MD, from the University of California, San Diego – and her research on HIV and leptospirosis in Chenai, India.

Call for proposals: Creative & novel ideas in HIV research

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Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research (CNIHR), in collaboration with the International AIDS Society (IAS), The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and NIH-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR), has announced a research grant program for early career investigators with no prior experience in HIV research. The program is sponsored by the National Centers for […]