News Link n. 16

The news links are part of the research project GESPAM (Geopolitica, Salute Pubblica e Accesso alle Medicine/Geopolitics, Public Health and Access to Medicines), which aims to focus on the best options for the use of trade and government rules related to public health by resource-limited countries.


-Announcement of improved harvest forecast for Sahel region: Good news but governments and UN should not take the foot off the gas | Oxfam International

-AusAID to boost funding for health innovation research

-APEC Leaders Discuss Food Security

-Call to Action: EU Leadership on Global Health R&D Convention |

-Members of Congress and Governors backing PhRMA/BIO, calling for 12 years data protection for biologic drugs in TPP

-Data on Chinese patent applications and grants suggests growing gap between political rhetoric and current realities

-TPP IP text would restore right to sue surgeons and other medical professionals for patent infringement. Why?

-IRIN Africa | HEALTH: Global South leads the way towards universal healthcare coverage | Ghana | Kenya…

-Delhi High Court dismisses Roche’s patent suit against Cipla – Economic Times…


-An Alternative Framework for Analyzing Financial Protection in Health

-Global Fund Must Resolve Leadership, Governance Issues By End Of 2012…

-U.S. Commitment To Foreign Assistance, Global Health To Rise Or Fall With Presidential Election Outcome…

-Al Jazeera Program Interviews Bill And Melinda Gates

-VOA Examines Global Polio Eradication Efforts…

-Barroso: what EU federation would mean for aid, development