News Flash 432: 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 432

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges



Pandemic Treaty & Other New COVID Initiatives Grab Center Stage At World Health Assembly

Webinar registration: The Pandemic Preparedness Treaty: Unlocking intellectual property, knowledge and know-how for the public good May 21, 2021 02:00 PM in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

WHO: Should Members Pursue a Pandemic Treaty, In the Midst of a Global Pandemic?

‘Global health has its origins in colonialism and imperialism … it explains why IPRs are used to withhold technologies’

The decolonization of aid #1: a conversation from a historical perspective

Webinar registration: The decolonization of aid #2 – a development perspective Jun 2, 2021 04:00 PM in Amsterdam 

China and global development: seven things to read in May 

‘IP Monopoly Capitalism’ – A ‘Virus’ To Society During COVID-19 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Weekly Update

More flexible storage conditions for BioNTech/Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine 

Big Pharma Commits to 5-Point Plan to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Equity

Left-behind Sanofi closes in on COVID vaccine

UNICEF: The COVAX Facility will deliver its 65 millionth vaccine dose this week. It should’ve been at least its 170 millionth. The time to donate excess doses is now 

MSF: US must commit to sharing more surplus COVID-19 vaccine doses

Dear President Biden and Congress: Time for US to Lead Response to the Growing COVID-19 Global Vaccine Crisis

Tanzania committee recommends joining COVAX, reporting COVID-19 cases 

COVID-19 vaccination in India: we need equity 

Why India’s digital divide is hampering vaccine access

Mental Health Awareness Week: Who takes care of Indian health workers in the second wave?

The cold chain storage challenge 

PF4 Immunoassays in Vaccine-Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia

Death in the Time of COVID by Brian Johnston 

WHO issues new guidance for research on genetically modified mosquitoes to fight malaria and other vector-borne diseases

Intestinal Worm Infection Can ‘Predispose Women To Viral STIs’

Centering Equity In The Design And Use Of Health Information Systems: Partnering With Communities On Race, Ethnicity, And Language Data

Webinar: International Arbitration and Corporate Impunity: Lessons from the Cases Chevron and RWE May 21, 2021 

Young women in the agricultural sector in Uganda: lessons from the Youth Forward Initiative 

Q&A: ‘We have biodiversity laws, it’s time to enforce them’

European Green Deal: Developing a sustainable blue economy in the European Union 

Net Zero by 2050 A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector

Dynamic WHO dashboard for island states highlights barriers and progress on climate change and health

Successful Crop Innovation Is Mitigating Climate Crisis Impact in Africa

Climate Crisis: Elephants in the Room are Getting Nastier