News Flash 538: 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

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News Flash 538

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


The path to Universal Health Coverage

Meeting Registration: Accelerating progress towards health equity: high-level commitments to address inequalities in health 19 September 2023

AVAC is thrilled to invite applications for the 2024 Advocacy fellows program.  Application Deadline: 2 October 2023

WHO Civil Society Commission

UN: [2023] Executive Training for Policymakers on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

WHO launches a global stakeholder survey on solutions for strengthening clinical trial infrastructure and capacity

Public consultation on WHO guidance for best practices for clinical trials (deadline 15 September 2023)

New peer-reviewed analysis released on “Negotiating public-health intellectual property licensing agreements to increase access to health technologies: An insiders’ story.”

Have we learned from COVID-19? Mostly no

COVID-19: Commission authorises adapted COVID-19 vaccine for Member States’ autumn vaccination campaigns

WHO initiative signs new licensing agreements on COVID-19 technologies

TB research shows a good diet can cut infections by nearly 50%

One Million Lives Saved Per Year: A Cost–Benefit Analysis of the Global Plan to End Tuberculosis, 2023–2030 and Beyond

J&J, India’s Lupin cut prices for tuberculosis drug in lower-income countries

Polio Eradication Through Innovation

Q&A: Access to cabotegravir long-acting (CAB-LA) for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Why you should care about Substances of Human Origin (SoHO)?

Inequities in cancer outcomes

A National Cancer Grid pooled procurement initiative, India

Use of hospital services by patients with chronic conditions in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Acting fast to prevent post-partum deaths

Post-growth economics: a must for planetary health justice

The Cedar Project: Racism and its impacts on health and wellbeing among young Indigenous people who use drugs in Prince George and Vancouver, BC

Indian doctors rebel over diktat to prescribe cheaper drugs

Activists worry drug access may be sacrificed in trade deals

‘Bullying’ Pharma Giants Charged South Africa More Than EU for COVID-19 Vaccines

Ghanaians advised to resist tobacco industry influence on public health policies

G20 must forge agreement to increase tax on rich, say campaigners

Research and Justice For All

Union of equality: Commission proposes European Disability and Parking Card valid in all Member States

India’s space missions spark science funding debate

Senza soccorso e senza accoglienza

Denmark to donate $22 million to Brazil’s Amazon Fund to fight deforestation

New UN guidance affirms children’s right to a clean, healthy environment

IMF warns rates, conflict and climate top emerging markets risks

Children in 98% of African Countries at High or Extreme Risk from Climate Change – UNICEF

Rapid Methane Cuts Essential to Meet Climate Targets – Would Generate Health Co-Benefits

Africa’s Potential: Leading Food System Transformation and Climate Resilience

Africa Climate Summit Ends With Calls for Carbon Tax, Debt Relief and Green Investment

Advancing urban green and blue space contributions to public health