News Flash 422: 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 422

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


What Africa Expects of New WTO Chief Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala 

7 April 2021: marking People’s Health Day 

Click to apply: Course Announcement- IPHU Barcelona: How to Transform our Healthcare Systems (May to June 2021) 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Weekly Update  

Public Health Answers: Digital Technology and the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Unleashing the True Potential of Data – COVID-19 and Beyond by Brian Johnston

Prioritise Pandemic Relief, Recovery: No Time for Debt Buybacks 

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on the private health sector in Africa 

EMA starts rolling review of Eli Lilly antibodies bamlanivimab and etesemivab for COVID-19  

COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca: PRAC preliminary view suggests no specific issue with batch used in Austria 

Webinar registration: Quality, Speed & Equity: Delivering COVID-19 Vaccines to the World Mar 15, 2021 10:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)  

EMA recommends COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen for authorisation in the EU  

Chinese Sinovac Vaccine Shows Reduced Efficacy Against SARS-CoV2 Variant Identified In Brazil – But AstraZeneca’s Holds Up Well – Early Data 

European Medicines Agency Urges EU Member States To Postpone National Rollouts Of Russian Sputnik V Vaccine 

Russia’s Sputnik V could be made in Europe for first time after Italy deal signed 

In Brief: US COVAX pledge is ‘down payment on a larger strategy’ 

Covid-19, trust, and Wellcome: how charity’s pharma investments overlap with its research efforts  

EMA: Monthly safety updates for Comirnaty and Moderna  

Calls intensify for Big Pharma to break monopolies on Covid-19 vaccines 

Open Letter: Justifying Emergency Measures to Tackle Covid-19 Crisis in Europe by Raymond Saner

Research Synthesis: Compulsory Licensing 

TRIPS waiver tripped up in WTO by ‘third way’  

Countries must stop blocking and move toward formal negotiations on pandemic monopoly waiver at WTO 

Open letter to governments blocking the proposal to 19 medical tools during the pandemic 

Study Finds Low Awareness of PrEP, the Highly Effective Medication That Protects Individuals from HIV 

Requests for Brand Name Over Generic Prescription Drugs Cost the Medicare Program an Additional $1.7 Billion in a Single Year, Study Finds 

TDR: Celebrating Women in Science on International Women’s Day 

What does it mean to be a woman during Covid-19?  

Devastatingly pervasive: 1 in 3 women globally experience violence  

2021 Global Health 50/50 Report – Gender equality: Flying blind in a time of crisis   

Gender Inequality Regimes of Global Health Organizations in the COVID-19 Era 

US envoy promotes climate alignment with Europe