Health Breaking News: Link 235

Health Breaking News 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


Health Breaking News: Link 235


IMF: Global economy has ‘spring in its step’ but protectionism fears loom 

Liberating the World Bank (From the US) 

The World Bank’s new CEO Kristalina Georgieva lays out her vision for an agile bank 

Progress toward Universal Financial Access 

Civil society call for transparent and accountable regulation of the European Fund for Sustainable Development 

The Future Of Investment In PEPFAR: Understanding PEPFAR’s Multiple Economic, Health, And Diplomatic Impacts 

Why President Trump Should Use Foreign Aid For Health To Make America Great 

Policy Advisers Urge Trump to Keep U.S. in Paris Accord 

Enough evidence from India linking air pollution to health impacts: experts 

Air pollution as bad for wellbeing as partner’s death, say researchers 

What can the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals do for cities? 

As quake-prone Asia urbanises, shoddy construction raises disaster risk 

New UN guidelines to make international trade in plants and seeds safer 

Civil Society-Led Monsanto Tribunal Finds Agro-Giant Guilty On All Counts  

Universal water goals impossible without ‘radical’ funding, says WHO, U.N. 

Watch our video and learn how you can have a tangible impact on the lives of former slaves 

Unsung heroes: Community Health Worker lessons in Sierra Leone post-Ebola 

Strengthening health systems through embedded research 

Neglected Tropical Diseases: Gates Celebrates Industry Contribution, Chan Concurs 

Unprecedented progress against neglected tropical diseases, WHO reports 

WHO: Integrating neglected tropical diseases in global health and development 

The neglected tropical diseases: a rags-to-riches story 

UK doubles funding to fight tropical diseases in developing world 

Merck joins DNDi’s “Drug Discovery Booster” to accelerate discovery of new treatments for neglected diseases

On International Chagas Day, MSF asks the Bolivian government to increase the resources allocated to fight the disease 

‘We didn’t expect this’: A historic yellow fever outbreak spreads in Brazil 

Index reveals how vaccine companies are responding to key global health challenges 

Pharmaceutical giant ‘plotted to destroy cancer drugs to drive prices up 4,000%’ 

Changes in prices, sales, consumer spending, and beverage consumption one year after a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in Berkeley, California, US: A before-and-after study 

Fertility apps: The ‘next wave’ in solving global family planning crisis