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November 10, 2021

Missed opportunity: Final G20 meetings deliver good rhetoric but no action

Following the G20 summit last week, GHTC breaks down the inclusion of research and innovation as a central pillar of the leaders' strategies, despite an overall lack of concrete action or road maps toward global change.

October 12, 2021

Rhetoric vs reality check: A look back at G20 health commitments

Last month, G20 health ministers released their annual declaration, emphasizing support for multilateral cooperation to end the COVID-19 pandemic and improving access to COVID-19 medical countermeasures. In this blog, GHTC looks back on G20 commitments from previous years and reflects on how the declarations have evolved and what they have been missing.

September 16, 2021

A new hope: How the G20 cemented R&D as a central pillar of pandemic preparedness

The G20 health declaration, released last week following the health ministers' annual summit, encouragingly highlighted R&D as a central pillar of pandemic preparedness. However, the declaration also stopped short of providing a clear road map to translate its ambitions into concrete measures—and more action is needed.

October 28, 2019

Research Roundup: Strain of polio eradicated, NIH & Gates Foundation partner to find genetic cures for HIV & sickle cell, and G20 health ministers issue declaration

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.