PEAH News Flash 359

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 359


WHO defers South Africa’s proposal on expanding access to cancer treatments including cell and gene therapies until 2021 

25 November 2019, WHO reform EB 146/33: Involvement of non-State actors in WHO’s governing bodies. Report by the Director-General 

International NGOs call on EU Member States to end deadlock on corporate tax transparency 

Italy’s health performance, 1990–2017: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 

Life expectancy and disease burden in the Nordic countries: results from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2017 

Patents in Pharmaceuticals: The Emerging Sharp Sword to the Fragile Health Systems in the 21st Century by Michael Ssemakula 

French Parliament To Require Disclosure Of Public Funds Used In R&D For New Drugs Entering Market 


Public-private partnership launched to develop new drugs for roundworm infections 

Mosquito breeding trial raises hopes of defeating dengue 

Efficacy of a Tetravalent Dengue Vaccine in Healthy Children and Adolescents 

Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance: Doubling Down on Coverage, Partnerships, and Transition Incentives for the Next Phase 

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus — Another Emergent Arbovirus in the United States 

Four Ways to Prevent Deaths from Lassa Fever 

DRC Ebola update 

Dead and injured following attacks on Ebola responders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 

November 18-19, 2019: First scientific workshop EECA INTERACT 2019 on HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA), Almaty, Kazakhstan 

The impact of Egypt’s mass hepatitis C screening on health care workers 

Innovative WHO HIV testing recommendations aim to expand treatment coverage 


Antimicrobial resistance; an emerging crisis 

Opinion: Global solidarity key to tackling superbugs 

World Antibiotic Awareness Week: Lack of access 

Plague in Zimbabwe from 1974 to 2018: A review article 

Dementia in Elderly People: an European Priority Non Ruled by a Communitarian Strategy by Pietro Dionisio 

UK development bank accused of failure to safeguard Congolese workers 

Addressing the context and consequences of substance use, misuse, and dependence: A global imperative 

The catastrophic and impoverishing effects of out-of-pocket healthcare payments in Kenya, 2018 

Human Rights Reader 505 

Ten harmful beliefs that perpetuate violence against women and girls 

Q&A: Countries need to prioritise which SDGs to pursue 

Greenhouse Gases At Record Highs – Humanity’s ‘Future Welfare’ At Stake Warns UN Meteorological Agency 

How air quality rules stack up across Europe