News Flash 446: Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges

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News Flash 446

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


Public health round-up

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Weekly Update

Pandemic Treaty: US Proposes Amending Existing International Health Rules First; Germany Presses for Sanctions

Q&A: Multilateralism ‘failed badly’ during COVID-19

G20 leaders must demonstrate real-time international cooperation and action to control the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Bilateral Deals Will be Key to Nailing Down G20 Health Ministers’ Declaration


Meeting highlights from the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) 30 August – 2 September 2021

EMA evaluating data on booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty

Transparency of COVID-19 vaccine trials: decisions without data

End Vaccine Apartheid

Majority of African nations won’t meet vaccination goal this month

MSF demands Cepheid justify inadequate price reduction of COVID-19 tests

Strengthening the evidence base for decisions on public health and social measures

Predictors of COVID-19 epidemics in countries of the World Health Organization African Region

Lessons from COVID-19: Strengthening the public health system in India or accelerating privatisation?

Mental health in the pandemic

Few Countries Have Plan to Support People With Dementia

The cost and burden of cancer: Report gives a wake-up call to avert healthcare crisis

Thailand’s national strategic plan on antimicrobial resistance: progress and challenges

Subnational inequalities in diphtheria–tetanus–pertussis immunization in 24 countries in the African Region

Lifesaving TB medicines must be affordable and available to make all-oral treatments for children a reality

HIV treatment dolutegravir arrives in more upper-middle-income countries

Colonialism in speech-language pathology: Moving forward

Indigenous leaders push new target to curb Amazon deforestation

Climate Czar Kerry Fails To Clinch Climate Deal With China

Social cost of plastic pollution more than GDP of India

A fair share of climate finance: apportioning responsibility for the $100 billion climate finance goal

Mitigating climate change must be a priority for public health

Call for Emergency Action to Limit Global Temperature Increases, Restore Biodiversity, and Protect Health

UNEP Calls for Robust Governance as Air Quality Regulations Lag Behind In 37% Of Countries

Shipping industry proposes levy to speed up zero carbon future