News Link n. 57

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.


News Link 57

W.H.O. Recognition Is Boost for New Drugs

Trans-Pacific trade agreement could choke off patient access to affordable generic medicines 

EU publishes initial TTIP Position Papers

As disease rates fall in Africa, EU urged to maintain health aid

Brussels proposes pooling world development aid funding  

Pool development aid to stamp out poverty, says European commission

EU, China officials begin green growth talks in ‘airpocalypse’ smog  

EU’s overseas aid corps faces its own budget hurdle

MEPs deal a blow to crop-based biofuels

The global burden of a poor diet 

Small-scale farmers, The missing element in the WIPO-IGC Draft Articles on Genetic Resources


Brazil develops ‘superfoods’ to combat hidden hunger

The World Bank cuts off funding for coal. How big an impact will that have? 

The World Bank is bringing back big, bad dams

Is there a role for foreign development assistance in middle income Asia?

Protecting Shared and Widely Distributed Traditional Knowledge: Issues, challenges and options 

Save the Children, Merlin merger: Greater reach, impact and value for money 

Mismanaged aid: From an empty building to broken systems

New report shows that a healthier Africa will further boost economic growth on the continent

African Dynamics to Tackle Neglected Diseases

Winning the war against neglected tropical diseases

Winnie Byanyima: Engineering change at Oxfam

Georgia: A Leader in the Global Fight Against Hepatitis C

The Global Commission on Drug Policy: The War on Drugs and the Hidden Hepatitis C Epidemic