News Flash 466: 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 466

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


Meeting registration: HUMAN RIGHTS AND HIV IN THE DIGITAL AGE: WHAT ROLE FOR THE UN AND GOVERNMENTS? 22 February 2022, 14:00 – 15:30. This event is co-organised by the Global Health Centre, the Digital Health and Rights Advisory Group, UNDP, and STOPAIDS. Online event, 2pm CET

African Union calls for bolstered health emergency infrastructure

Africa CDC is Elevated to Status of Continental Public Health Agency

Why International Geneva’s ‘human dimension’ bodes well for environmental peacebuilding

Inadequate State Response to Protect Life and Health in Times of COVID-19 as a Violation of Human Rights Obligations – the Example of Poland

People’s Health Dispatch Bulletin #18: New waves of resistance

The inequality crisis in East Africa. Fighting austerity and the pandemic

EU wants pandemic treaty to ban ‘wet markets’, reward virus detection

An International Treaty on Pandemic Prevention?

COVID vaccine tracker should be applied to 40 other vaccines, says ECDC

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

M. le Président, Covax et le système des brevets sont en échec face à la pandémie, il faut lever les brevets !

Wemos: Review of initiatives for access to Covid-19 innovations

Without shared tech, South Africa’s mRNA COVID-19 jab faces 2-year lag

Even if Moderna Declines – Other Pharma Partners Now Poised to Join South African mRNA Vaccine Hub Initiative

South Africa must urgently revoke patents on key COVID-19 treatments and vaccines

Ending the pandemic is not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice

Health Brief: Unequal access to vaccines takes root in EU-AU summit

Health inequity focus in pandemic preparedness and response plans

The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Was the Fastest in Global History, but Low-Income Countries Were Left Behind

Two Years into COVID Pandemic, 92 % of Countries Still Face Significant Health Service Disruptions

COVID-19 response: effectiveness of weekly rapid risk assessments, Italy

Uche Amazigo: neglected tropical diseases in the pandemic

Maintaining essential tuberculosis services during the COVID-19 pandemic, Philippines

Access to eye care during the COVID-19 pandemic, India

Childhood immunization during the COVID-19 pandemic: experiences in Haiti, Lesotho, Liberia and Malawi

National policy responses to maintain essential health services during the COVID-19 pandemic

EMA: Public consultation on reflection paper on prophylactic use of antimicrobials in animals

Initiation of DARWIN EU® Coordination Centre advances integration of real-world evidence into assessment of medicines in the EU

Actions for decolonizing global health

Improving Communities’ Livelihood, Healing and Reconciliation in Rwanda by Innocent Musore 

Global Integrity Day–9 June 2022

Air Pollution Costs Wider Mideast $141 Billion, World Bank Says

‘Whole Life Cycle of Plastics’ Approach Could Reduce Pollution – WWF expert

One Health: Placing Human, Animal, and Environmental Issues at the Heart of COVID-19 Recovery in the Asia-Pacific Region