News Flash 470: 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 470

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


Joint statement on the prioritization of monitoring SARS-CoV-2 infection in wildlife and preventing the formation of animal reservoirs: By Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and World Health Organization (WHO)

Mind the Animals: Call for Regulation of Wildlife to Prevent COVID ‘Reservoirs’

Interim Statement on COVID-19 vaccines in the context of the circulation of the Omicron SARS-CoV-2 Variant from the WHO Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Vaccine Composition (TAG-CO-VAC), 08 March 2022

Eighth Meeting of the Multilateral Leaders Task Force on COVID-19, 1 March 2022: “Third Consultation with the CEOs of leading vaccine manufacturers”: Joint statement

WHO: Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 – 8 March 2022

Over 11.2 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 Across Africa

Latin America: How patents and licensing hinder access to COVID-19 treatments

ViiV will not license new game-changing long-acting HIV prevention drug to generic manufacturers

Moderna’s first African mRNA vaccine facility will be in Kenya

WHO and MPP welcome NIH’s offer of COVID-19 health technologies to C-TAP

Audio Interview: Making Covid-19 Vaccines Available around the World

Epidemic Coalition Raises $1.5-billion at Summit to Prepare for ‘Disease X’

Shorter Treatment for Nonsevere Tuberculosis in African and Indian Children

Revision of orphan and paediatric drug framework needed, say reports

International Women’s Day: 7 Things We’ve Learned About the Status of Women and Girls this Year

Biden to ask Congress for $2.6B to promote gender equity

Q&A: ‘So many things’ encumber women

Helen Clark on why the world needs more women to tackle global crisis

Changing a System that Exploits Nature and Women, for a Sustainable Future

Reliable internet unavailable for 90 pct of poorest

Ukraine aid appeal tops £100m in UK

Ukrainian Refugees and Their Hosting Communities Are in Desperate Need of Funding

WHO Medical Supplies Reach Lviv in Western Ukraine, as UN Agencies Appeal for Protection for Unaccompanied Child Refugees

As Medical Supplies Reach Kyiv, WHO Vows to Keep ‘Health Diplomacy’ Alive

Beyond Ukraine: Eight more humanitarian disasters that demand your attention

World Obesity Day 2022 – Accelerating action to stop obesity

Over 1 Billion People Projected to Live with Obesity by 2030, Warns New World Obesity Atlas

Obesity, overweight rising in Africa: WHO

175 Nations Agree to Negotiate New International Treaty to Curb Plastics Pollution

Berlin to unleash €200 billion for climate protection until 2026

US says $100 billion soon to help poor nations with climate

Study: Cities Not Fully Engaging Public Health Agencies in Climate Change Planning