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69th WHA Agenda and PHM commentary 

MSF Scientific Days: London 20 & 21 May 2016 at the Royal Society of Medicine. There will also be linked events in India (28 May) and Southern Africa (9 June) 

Short training course for health and social activists 2nd – 4th June, 2016 | QMUL Whitechapel Campus, London. Organized by the International People’s HealthUniversity(IPHU) of the People’s Health Movement (PHM)/the Global Health Teaching Programmes of Queen Mary, University of London

Health is not for Sale! Watching Health Commercialization in Europe 

“Tackling Drug-Resistant Infections Globally: Final Report and Recommendations” 

MSF response to O’Neill report on antimicrobial resistance 

The World Humanitarian Summit: What to expect  

Challenges and Opportunities for the United Nations 


India Releases New Intellectual Property Policy; Reactions Building 

Countries Must Reject Further Changes to the TPP That Would Worsen Access to Affordable Medicines  

Is High Prescription Drug Spending Becoming Our New Normal?  

A Turning Point in the Battle Against Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis 

UN health agency foresees low to moderate risk of Zika virus spread in Europe 

Using data to guide the way to eliminate intestinal worms 

DNDI Business plan 2015-2023 

Medicines Patent Pool has potential for wider scope 

Colombia battles world’s biggest drugmaker over cancer drug 

122 experts defend Colombia’s right to issue compulsory license on imatinib in face of U.S. pressure  

HHS Issues Health Equity Final Rule 

In One City, an Effort to Address the Nexus Between Housing and Health Gains Momentum 

The income of the world’s poor is going up, but they’re $1 trillion poorer. What’s going on?  

“Data Holds Power.” A Big Plan from Melinda Gates to Help Close the Gender Gap 

Europe cannot walk away from its duty to provide asylum 

EU ministers must change course on migration cooperation with Africa 

Brazil and China roles in African farming explained 

30 million children have lost their homes – they must not lose their education 

New WHO Guidelines Aimed At Improving Care For FGM Survivors; Some African Men Speaking Out Against Practice 

Women Deliver Kicks off with a Bang! 

Corruption: Africa’s biggest threat to development 

New UN-backed report cites climate change among factors fuelling internal displacement 

Paris Agreement goals impossible without decisive action to protect forests rights 

Countries begin work on operationalising Paris climate deal 

Ban appoints Mexican diplomat to head UN climate change framework 

Just How Much Are Private Funders Giving to Basic Science Research? 

MEZIS ( (“Mein Essen zahl ich selbst”—I pay for my own lunch in German) Initiative