News Flash 457: 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 457

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


BOOK Political Journeys in Health: Essays by and for Amit Sengupta Information regarding the book can be found here:

Tripartite and UNEP support OHHLEP’s definition of “One Health”: Joint Tripartite (FAO, OIE, WHO) and UNEP Statement

Webinar registration: European Cross-border Initiatives: Toward Fair Medicine Deals? Dec 9, 2021 02:00 PM in Brussels

Do We Need a Pandemic Treaty Now?: Policy Brief by People’s Health Movement

1 December 2021: World Health Assembly agrees to launch process to develop historic global accord on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response

Landmark decision by the World Health Assembly to start negotiations for a pandemic treaty

Special session of World Health Assembly 29 November 2021 – 1 December 2021

Join Event: GLOBAL HEALTH CENTRE OPTIONS, OUTCOMES AND OPPORTUNITIES: REFLECTING ON THE WHA SPECIAL SESSION 03 December 2021, 15:00 – 16:15 World Health Assembly Open Briefing Online Discussion, 3pm CET


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Weekly Update

WHO: Tracking SARS-CoV-2 variants

WHO: Classification of Omicron (B.1.1.529): SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern

The Omicron Variant of COVID-19: A Q&A With Virologist Andrew Pekosz

SARS-Cov-2 Omicron Variant: Holding Our Leaders Accountable by Raymond Saner

COVAX, partners call for changes in donated doses in 2022

China’s Xi Jinping pledges another 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses for African nations

Eyeing COVID Through PEAH Independent Lens: Which Takeaways? by Daniele Dionisio

African Countries Will Continue to Face Tough Choices on COVID-19 Vaccines: We’ve Developed a Toolkit That Can Help

States must prioritize health and equality over profits and vaccine hoarding, UN experts say Omicron and other new variants underline urgency to act 

Time to ‘think about mandatory vaccination’: EU chief

Response to Covid-19 pandemic from a community engagement perspective: Sweden vs India in waves one and two

In the wake of postponement of WTO’s Ministerial, MSF underscores the urgency of adopting the TRIPS Waiver for people’s unhindered access to COVID-19 medical tools

Why don’t we just open the windows?

The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “END INEQUALITIES. END AIDS. END PANDEMICS”.

World AIDS Day: Pandemics Thrive on Inequity

Millions of AIDS-related Deaths in Years to Come if Global Inequalities Remain Unaddressed, UNAIDS Warns Ahead of World AIDS Day

Working Close to Home to Prevent HIV

COVID-19 response allowing epidemics like tuberculosis to mount a comeback

Preserving antibiotics in times of COVID-19 – how stewardship teams involving hospital pharmacists can contribute

Launch of ESNO Focus Group: AMR, Vaccination & Infection Prevention

#MEPvsAMR: preventing antimicrobial resistance requires concerted efforts at the national and European level

Policy briefing I The interplay between antimicrobial resistance and COVID-19

Position Paper I A Joint response to the European Commission’s Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe

Register: Call to Action Launch: A right to a healthy environment that works Online Event Wed, 8 December 2021 14:00 – 14:45 CET

Submission to the OHCHR Annual Report on Human Rights and Climate Change

Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector — A Call to Action

Fighting Loss of the Greater Mekong’s Prized Rosewood Forests