News Flash 471: 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 471

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


WTO Head Welcomes Compromise on IP Waiver for COVID Vaccines – But Activists and Pharma Express Dismay

MSF responds to potential compromise on the ‘TRIPS Waiver’

COVID-19 and social inequalities: a complex and dynamic interaction

COVID-19 and resilience of healthcare systems in ten countries

Why Responding to COVID-19 Requires Justice, Not Charity

The COVID-19 pandemic response: A microcosm of neocolonialism that hurts us all

China’s soaring COVID case load raises concerns about costs of containment

Meeting highlights from the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) 7-10 March 2022

Fourth COVID Vaccine Jab Provides Little Extra Protection to Healthy Individuals – NEJM

COVID mRNA Vaccines Do Not Harm Fertility – But The Virus Does

COVID and the Heart: It Spares No One

With Less Than 1% Vaccinated, DRC Trains ‘Rumour-Busters’ to Tackle COVID Misinformation

EU member states agree to extend COVID certificate by one year

New WHO Negotiating Body on ‘Pandemic Instrument’ Meets Amid Civil Society Appeal

How COVID Has Affected the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases

Measles Outbreak Kills 142 Children in Afghanistan

Stop attacks on health care in Ukraine: Joint statement from UNICEF, UNFPA, and WHO

Community participation in health strengthening policies: when the devil is in the “details” – The Case of Nyangezi health district, DRC

Why the European Union Needs Anticorruption Sanctions

Saudi aid agency, UNICEF sign $5bn deal for safe water supplies in Yemen

Millions face severe hunger as situation ‘deteriorating rapidly’ in Somalia, UN warns

Ukraine war poses growing threat to global food security

The Strategy of Hope by Sharman Apt Russell

CSOs Participation in Food Security and Other Issues at FAO by Claudio Schuftan

South Africa most unequal country in the world: Report

Human Rights Reader 620

Why we need an international body to rein in hate speech during conflict

‘Invisible’ soy linked to deforestation hides in animal products, report shows

Drought and deforestation: How Madagascar’s children are paying the price

Australia climate change: Court overturns teenagers’ case against minister

Public health institutes and the fight against climate change