News Flash 414: 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 414

 Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


2020: a Year in Review through PEAH Contributors’ Takes by Daniele Dionisio

The (Re)Construction of the World: Aid. Solidarity. Politics. Online conference February 12-14, 2021, with Achille Mbembe, Susan Buck-Morss, Rita Segato, Ulrike Herrmann, Sandro Mezzadra, among others 

EU Development Policy in 2021: Greater than the Sum of Its Parts? 

WHO informal consultation (3 December 2020) addressed concerns on price transparency and shortages 

Italy and the Dubious Honor of Chairing the G20 

Africa’s Road to Recovery in 2021 is a Fresh Start

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Weekly Update 

Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Exceeds 74,000 Across Continent 

Rapid Increase In COVID Cases ‘Not Due To The Variant’, WHO Says 

WHO calls for new names for Covid variants to avoid country stigma 

WHO Stresses That China Trip To Investigate SARS-CoV2 Virus Origins is Not About Blame; Urges All Countries to Improve Genome Sequencing Research 

WHO Has ‘Outsourced’ Its Role On Vaccine Access – Civil Society Groups Claim 

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

Ensuring equitable access to vaccines for refugees and migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic 

UK meets £250m match aid target into COVAX, the global vaccines facility 

Poorer countries could start getting COVID vaccines this month-WHO 

Opinion: US development organizations must collaborate on COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy 

EMA receives application for conditional marketing authorisation of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca 

Research shows Pfizer vaccine works against mutations | New Mutant Strain | Britain | South Africa 

Arthritis drugs could help save lives of Covid patients, research finds 

How can we overcome pandemic fatigue in 2021? 

Global Funding Across U.S. COVID-19 Supplemental Funding Bills 

UNICEF, WHO, IFRC and MSF announce the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile 

Implementation of tuberculosis preventive treatment among people living with HIV, South Sudan 

Death on the Central Mediterranean: 2013-2020 

Contributions From APAN During Disasters by Tanushree Mondal

Can the World Tackle the Food Insecurity Crisis in 2021? 

One Planet Summit: no climate fix without biodiversity 

The 2020 China report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change 

Countries face emissions ‘cocktail’ from waste burning 

Renewable Energy Transition Key to Addressing Climate Change Challenge