News Flash 413: Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges

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News Flash 413

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


Aid policy trends to watch in 2021 


Mexico shares Biden focus on migration’s root causes, ministry says 

What Democratic control of the Senate could mean for US foreign aid  

Webinar registration: Series of public briefings and debates ahead of WHO EB 148 

WHO’s Attempt to Navigate Commercial Influence and Conflicts of Interest in Nutrition Programs While Engaging With Non-State Actors: Reflections on WHO Guidance for Nation States Comment on “Towards Preventing and Managing Conflict of Interest in Nutrition Policy? An Analysis of Submissions to a Consultation on a Draft WHO Tool” 

WHO Secretariat: report and proposal on EB agenda item 19.2, Involvement of non-State actors in WHO’s governing bodies 

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 G2H2, 11-15 January 2021 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Weekly Update 

G7: Make Plans to Share Excess Vaccine Now 

WHO Calls On Europe To Curb Spread of UK Virus Variant – Researchers Warn South African Mutations May Be More Vaccine Resistant 

South Africa to Start Vaccinating Health Workers As WHO Warns Against Bilateral Deals Outside COVAX 

European Commission authorises second safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 

Public stakeholder meeting on the approval and roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines in the EU Date: 08/01/2021 Location: Virtual meeting, 13:00-15:15 CET 

Webinar registration: Learning Session: European Citizens’ Initiative & Access to Covid-19 Vaccines Jan 19, 2021 02:00 PM in Brussels 

Eyebrows raised over India’s COVID-19 vaccine approval 

ANTICOV Treatment Clinical Trial Crucial for Africa 

Covid: WHO team investigating virus origins denied entry to China  

Early High-Titer Plasma Therapy to Prevent Severe Covid-19 in Older Adults 

COVID-19 Outcomes for Patients on Immunosuppressive Drugs on Par with Non- Immunosuppressed Patients 

Decolonising global health in the time of COVID-19 Mariam O. Fofana in: Global Public Health, 28 Dec  2020 

Human Rights Reader 559 

Study: Warming already baked in will blow past climate goals  

Degradation of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest laid bare