News Flash 433: 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

News Flash 433

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


Watch live sessions of Seventy-fourth World Health Assembly 24 May – 1 June 2021 

MSF at the 74th World Health Assembly 

MSF Statement on Agenda Item 13.4 concerning the draft resolution, “Strengthening local production of medicines and other health technologies to improve access.” 

Pandemic Treaty Discussion Deferred With Appeals for High-Level Political Commitment to Fix WHO 

China Sidesteps COVAX Vaccine Donations; Africa Highlights Pandemic Fallout on Health Systems & Societies 

Webinar registration: OHSS Webinar – Integrating One Health and Social Sciences in Africa: Examples from Nigeria and Uganda Wed, May 26, 2021 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CEST 

Webinar registration: Launch of WHO Handbook on Social Participation May 31, 2021 02:00 PM in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

Webinar registration: MMI Policy Dialogues 2021: Challenging times – and time for transformative policies 14-17 June 2021

Corona-Policy-Chaos and Health for All by Judith Richter 

Despite Recent Sharp Declines in New Cases, Global COVID Situation “Remains Highly Unstable,” Says WHO 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Weekly Update


€1 billion Team Europe initiative on manufacturing and access to vaccines, medicines and health technologies in Africa 

To curb COVID-19, global health must go local

EMA issues advice on use of sotrovimab (VIR-7831) for treating COVID-19

To Increased Vaccine Manufacturing in LMICs, We Also Need to Strengthen Regulatory Capacity

Covid shows the world it needs new rules to deal with pandemics 

Global leaders adopt agenda to overcome COVID-19 crisis and avoid future pandemics 

In India’s COVID-19 crisis, the internet is both a lifeline and a barrier

Covid: Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs work against Indian variant – study 

Vaxzevria: further advice on blood clots and low blood platelets

Gavi Makes Deal With J&J on COVID-19 Vaccines; WHO Says COVID-19 Deaths Could Be 2-3 Times Higher Than 3.2 Million Reported 

Protecting Olympic Participants from Covid-19 — The Urgent Need for a Risk-Management Approach

The 1 Billion Dose Wager on the IP Waiver 

New TB drugs mix cuts treatment to four months 

New global targets for NTDs in the WHO roadmap 2021–2030 

The Medicines Patent Pool passes one million treatments milestone for crucial hepatitis C medication, daclatasvir

Taxed and untaxed beverage intake by South African young adults after a national sugar-sweetened beverage tax: A before-and-after study

2020-21 – Corso elettivo “Salute globale: determinanti sociali e strategie di primary health care” Data: 31 MAGGIO-10 GIUGNO 2021

Five years on from the World Humanitarian Summit: lots of talk, no revolution

Convenzioni internazionali e diritti negati 

Report: “Safe System” Approach Could Dramatically Reduce Road Deaths While Improving Equity

A Growing Shift in the Narrative about Climate Action