News Flash 415: 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 415

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


Defending and Reclaiming WHO’s Capacity to Fulfil its Mandate: Suggestions from a Perspective of Language and Power by Judith Richter 

2021: a new year for the WHO 

Webinar registration ‘The Great Take Over: How we fight the Davos capture of global governance’ Jan 26, 2021 04:00 PM in Amsterdam 

Prince Mahidol Award Conference 29 JANUARY – 3 FEBRUARY 2021 (VIRTUAL CONFERENCE) 

Towards a new structural approach to pharmaceutical innovation, intellectual property and public health: If not now, when?  

MPP and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission partner in the field of intellectual property for COVID-19 and beyond 

New US Chief Medical Advisor Anthony Fauci: Restores Relations With WHO & Reverses Global Health Course 

EB 148: WHO’s COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) comes under scrutiny 

MSF Statement on EB148/8 – Global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property (GSPOA)  

MSF Statement on EB148/6 – Non communicable diseases 

MSF Statement on EB148/6 – Oral health and noma disease 

Italian regulator AIFA urged to take action over 577 missing clinical trial results 

 COVID-19 and the Plague Cycle 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Weekly Update 

New Year, New Lockdown in the United Kingdom: ‘The Great Deception’ by Ted Schrecker

Virus Mapping, Pandemics Preparedness and One Health: We Need Them All

Lacking Resources & Authority, WHO Was Too Slow To Act Against COVID-19 – Says Independent Review Panel 

Civil society letter to pharmaceutical corporations making COVID-19 vaccines 

Tedros calls out ‘me-first’ approach to COVID-19 vaccines: ‘This is wrong’ 

WHO Director General Rebukes Countries For Vaccine Hoarding At Opening Of WHO Executive Board – A Look At What Else Is In Store 

Covid19 Vaccine Governance: Sidelining Multilateralism  

COVID-19 Vaccines: How and When Will Lower-Income Countries Get Access?  

Global regulators highlight key role of healthcare professionals in fostering confidence in COVID-19 vaccines 

Interim Results of a Phase 1–2a Trial of Ad26.COV2.S Covid-19 Vaccine 

La campagna vaccinale  

Health Research and Development Investment in Kenya 

Nourishing India – What Needs to Be Done by Veena S Rao 

Landlocked Lesotho faces food crisis amid Covid border closures 

Human Rights Reader 560 

UN: World facing ‘catastrophic’ temperature rise this century 

Don’t Trade Off Climate Mitigation and Development 

Shift to renewables ‘significantly decreased’ emissions, EU agency says