News Flash 573: 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 573

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


“All for Health, Health for All” sets the stage for the Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly

Largest number of regulatory agencies for medical products approved as WHO Listed Authorities

WHO donors in 2023– Setting the agenda for Global Health?

The Pandemic Agreement: A Bridge to Nowhere or North Star to Access and Global Health Security?

New report flags major increase in sexually transmitted infections, amidst challenges in HIV and hepatitis

Malawi and Mozambique combat wild poliovirus

Proactive surveillance for avian influenza H5N1 and other priority pathogens at mass gathering events

WHO updates list of drug-resistant bacteria most threatening to human health

MSF statement and position paper on UNHLM for AMR

Webinar: Part 1 – Lowering the price of insulin everywhere: let’s make it a reality

Webinar: Part 2 – Access to GLP-1s (medicines like Ozempic) and SGLT-2s for people living with type 2 diabetes

Continuing to ignore the problem of the know-how gap won’t make it go away

Center For Medicare And Medicaid Innovation Should Test An Alternative Payment Model For Hospital Nursing

Promoting Indigenous Midwifery: First Nations Mothers’ Resilience surrounding Canada’s Evacuation Policy

How Slovenia Managed to Ban Flavours in E-Cigarettes

People’s Health Dispatch Bulletin #76: More hospitals raided in Gaza; floods cause public health concerns in Brazil

Sudan’s Millions Suffer as Humanitarian Help Falls Short

Urgent need of medical supplies in Haiti as extreme violence isolates people in need

Rethinking Development Cooperation: Aid 2.0

Unmasking Gender Inequities in Health: Research Findings & A Roadmap to Gender-Equitable UHC  by Philip J Gover

Human rights group Asylum Aid files legal challenge to UK’s Rwanda policy 

Billions will Vote this Year – LGBTIQ+ People Must not be Excluded

IMF reaches staff-level agreement with Tanzania on $790 mln climate financing

African leaders pledge to triple fertilizer use to improve soil quality

Tailoring messages about healthy and sustainable eating to reach the most vulnerable

How tech and tradition are cyclone-proofing Vanuatu’s food systems

The Open Food Conference under the Belgian Presidency

Court requires German government to improve climate plans as law reform gets green light

Economic damage from climate change six times worse than thought – report

Brazil’s Amazon fires off to record 2024 start as green union blames firefighting budget cut