News Flash 431: Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges

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News Flash 431

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


An international pandemic treaty must centre on human rights 

Pandemic Treaty Proposal to go before WHO Member States this Week 

A New WHO International Treaty on Pandemic Preparedness and Response: Can It Address the Needs of the Global South? 

A global public health convention for the 21st century 

COVID-19: Make it the Last Pandemic. Main report of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response

WHO’s work in health emergencies. Strengthening preparedness for health emergencies: implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005). Report of the Review Committee on the Functioning of the International Health Regulations (2005) during the COVID-19 Response

Report of the Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee for the WHO Health Emergencies Programme

Learning session – How can we strengthen health systems worldwide? May 18 2021 at 3PM CET

100 years after the discovery of insulin, governments and health leaders have a crucial opportunity to support a new global resolution on diabetes and insulin access

Webinar registration: Global Health governance at the crossroads: An introduction to the 74th World Health Assembly

Webinar registration: Social Participation Works: Engaging those left behind to drive UHC May 20, 2021 12:00 PM in Zurich

Porto Social Summit: all partners commit to 2030 social targets

SDSN Youth Global Youth Networks Quarter 1 report

Global Integrity Day (9 June): Corruption and Poverty

Registration: 40th Anniversary – International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes May 21, 2021 08:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Webinar registration: Developing Gender-Sensitive Addiction Programmes Jun 16, 2021 01:30 PM in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna


UNFPA: The State of the World’s Midwifery 2021 

WHO ‘needs more powers’ says independent panel co-chair Helen Clark 

WHO Calls For Pharma Transparency In Clinical Trial Data Reporting 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Weekly Update 

India reports 362,727 new coronavirus infections

WHO Upgrades Virus Mutation Driving India’s COVID Surge To ‘Variant of Concern’ – Global Cases Start To ‘Plateau’ 

Supply-chain strategies for essential medicines in rural western Kenya during COVID-19

Diseguaglianze globali al tempo della pandemia 

Excluding Refugees, Migrants & Other ‘Uprooted People’ From COVID Vaccine Campaigns Undermines Global Health & Safety 

Webinar registration: Cancel the debt: demanding debt justice for global recovery after Covid Tue, 25 May 2021 19:30 – 21:00 CEST 


How to Assess the Willingness of US to Suspend Patent Protection on Vaccines?

Pope Francis backs waivers on intellectual property rights for vaccines 

Chinese Sinopharm Vaccine Gets WHO Green Light – Positioning It To Resupply COVAX Global Vaccine Facility 

Bolivia seeks to import COVID-19 vaccines from Biolyse, if Canada grants them a compulsory license

ANTICOV: largest clinical trial in Africa for people with mild COVID-19 to test new drug combination 

Digital health technologies and adherence to tuberculosis treatment 

Evaluation of the 2016–2020 regional tuberculosis response framework, WHO Western Pacific Region 

Opinion: Women everywhere deserve the ‘essential 15’ for a healthy pregnancy

UN Reports Acute Food Insecurity in Southern Madagascar 

South Asia’s ‘catastrophe’, soaring food prices, and EU migration deaths: The Cheat Sheet

As pesticides poison the planet, people put into practice toxic-free food systems 

Millions at risk as cities fail to adapt to climate change: report 

European Green Deal: Commission aims for zero pollution in air, water and soil