News Flash 412: Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges

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 412

 Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


148th Session of the WHO Executive Board: Another waste of time – or time to restore WHO as directing global health authority? Series of public briefings and debates hosted by the Geneva Global Health Hub
11-15 January 2021, 16.30-18.00 CET 

Health in Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action report 2020 

2021: research and medical trends in a post-pandemic world 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Weekly Update 

Latest Covid-19 Statistics from African Countries 

WHO-led team expected in China in January to probe COVID-19 origins – experts 

Coronavirus: Commission puts forward rules on rapid antigen tests and secures 20 million tests for Member States  

EMA recommends first COVID-19 vaccine for authorisation in the EU 

EMA organises a second public meeting about the new COVID-19 vaccines 

Coronavirus: Commission concludes exploratory talks with Novavax to secure a new potential vaccine 

Two Billion Doses Secured For COVAX Vaccine Facility – Distribution Will Begin in First Quarter 2021 To High Risk Groups in Low- And Middle-Income Countries 

Decision on intellectual property waiver over Covid technology on hold till 2021; what are the next steps? 

Audio Interview: Covid-19 Vaccine Fundamentals  

‘Urgent info campaigns needed’ on COVID-19 vaccines 

Johns Hopkins Launches New Courses on COVID-19 for Assisted Living and Senior Housing Communities to Address COVID-19 Challenges 

Recommendations for the Overdose Epidemic in the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Africa steps up fight against HIV with trial of new combination vaccines  

Towards a coordinated strategy for intercepting human disease emergence in Africa 

Snakebites Are a Deadly Threat Worldwide. Who’s Behind the Push for a New Treatment?

Human Rights Reader 558 

Migrants Struggle To Access Healthcare, First WHO Study Of Migrant Health During Pandemic Finds 

More funds are required to promote migrants’ health  

The EU Migration Pact: Building a True Partnership with Africa 

After COVID, Locusts And Climate Change Setback Food Security – A ‘Year Of Action’ For 2021 To Advance Global Nutrition Goals 

Children’s Participation in Action and Learning for Nutrition (PCAAN) in Mozambique 

A Pakistani Farmer is Using Technology to Stop Agricultural Exploitation 

EU-Africa partnership needed for transformation of food systems, says experts 

Climate change is destroying people’s lives. Should they be compensated? 

Soil health key to achieving SDGs 

Five Years since the Paris Agreement: The Race to Net Zero Is On