PEAH News Flash 364

News Flash Links, as part of the research project PEAH (Policies for Equitable Access to Health), aim to focus on the latest challenges by trade and governments rules to equitable access to health in resource-limited settings

News Flash 364


2020: a Year Full of Danger 

Mystery Virus In Wuhan Strikes 59 People; Chinese Rule Out SARS, MERS & Seasonal Flu 

Deaths from Democratic Republic of the Congo measles outbreak top 6000 

DRC Ebola update 

DRC Struggles With Twin Outbreaks Of Measles & Ebola; WHO Appeals For US$40 Million For Measles Vaccine Drive 

Statement of the Twenty-Third IHR Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus 

Impacts of intellectual property provisions in trade treaties on access to medicine in low and middle income countries: a systematic review 

New opportunities to increase access to medicines for universal health coverage in Africa 

WHO needs to go beyond mass drug administration in addressing neglected tropical diseases. New report calls for integrated control programs, multisectoral action, and health system strengthening (but omits reference to political and economic reform) 

Prescription Drug Policy: The Year in Review, And the Year Ahead 

What can the United States learn from the French system for controlling cost of meds? 

Get the global tuberculosis report data in your pocket: TB Report App 

Artificial intelligence has come to medicine. Are patients being put at risk? 

Review of the Decade: Ten Trends in Global Education 

Analysis of FDA Documents Reveals Inadequate Monitoring of Key Program to Promote Safe Opioid Use 

Human Rights Reader 510 

Searching for the nexus: Why we’re looking in the wrong place 

Non-clinical interventions to reduce unnecessary caesarean sections: WHO recommendations 

WHO mulls UN high level declaration on non-communicable diseases. Focus on mental health, air pollution, alcohol harm and early diagnosis 

National, regional, and global burdens of disease from 2000 to 2016 attributable to alcohol use: a comparative risk assessment study 

An end to coercion: rights and decision-making in mental health care 

Social disconnectedness, perceived isolation, and symptoms of depression and anxiety among older Americans (NSHAP): a longitudinal mediation analysis 

Upwards harmonisation of food standards a risk to community nutrition and food sovereignty. Trade facilitation and food safety confused in new item on EB agenda 

Addressing Food Insecurity In Clinical Care: Lessons From The Mid-Ohio Farmacy Experience 

South Sudan government strategizes to stave off potential famine 

How to scale up biofortified crops 

‘Like sending bees to war’: the deadly truth behind your almond-milk obsession 

Not all Trade is Good – the Case of Plastics Waste 

EU plans ‘big increase’ in green gas to meet climate goals 

Australian bushfire smoke drifts to South America