News Flash 430: 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 430

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


WHO calls for better hand hygiene and other infection control practices

Webinar registration: Virtual Policy Dialogue | The Revision of the EU Regulations on medicines for children and rare diseases May 20, 2021 12:00 PM in Brussels

Webinar registration: Lost in the pandemic? The pulse of global health in times of SARS-CoV-2 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Weekly Update 

Biden Backs Waiving International Patent Protections For COVID-19 Vaccines

Biden commits to waiving vaccine patents, driving wedge with pharmaceutical companies

WHO Director-General commends United States decision to support temporary waiver on intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines

MSF applauds US’ leadership on waiving IP for COVID-19 vaccines

Time to End ‘Delaying Tactics’ on TRIPS Waiver, Say India And South Africa Ahead Of Critical WTO Meeting

Trade barriers ‘block global COVID-19 vaccine goals’ 

EMA starts rolling review of COVID-19 Vaccine (Vero Cell) Inactivated

EMA starts evaluating use of COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty in young people aged 12 to 15

WHO lists Moderna vaccine for emergency use

Moderna Signs Landmark Agreement With COVAX For 500 Million mRNA Vaccine Doses – WHO Asks G7 For US$20 Billion In COVID Finance

EMA starts evaluating use of Olumiant in hospitalised COVID-19 patients requiring supplemental oxygen

Covid-19 in Africa 

Latest Covid-19 Statistics from African Countries 

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Kicks Off in Africa’s Most Populous Country

WHO welcomes Sweden’s announcement to share COVID-19 vaccine doses with COVAX

The Medicines Patent Pool offers its support to the WHO COVID-19 technology transfer hub

More Strokes Observed Among Young & Healthy COVID Patients – New Study Finds

Vaccination plus Decarceration — Stopping Covid-19 in Jails and Prisons

Men and COVID-19: where’s the policy? 

The health workforce crisis should be the priority in the EU’s COVID-19 Recovery

WHO Director-General congratulates the Democratic Republic of the Congo as 12th Ebola outbreak is declared over; stresses need to maintain vigilance to prevent virus’s return 

MPP generic manufacturing partners to supply low- and middle-income countries with WHO-recommended paediatric ARV formulation 

Joe Biden raises Trump refugee cap after backlash

Will the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan solve long-standing health inequalities?

Healthy ageing, chronic disease management

Dietary tool aims to cut disease, climate change risks

NGOs call on ADB to end fossil fuel loans amid climate reboot

Brazilian Amazon released more carbon than it absorbed over past 10 years: study 

Brazil Relies on Rainfall that Depends on the Forests 

Researchers: Climate pledges see world closing on Paris goal