News Flash 464: 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 464

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


Short Course GLOBALISATION & HEALTH ITM Antwerp 25 April – 13 May 2022 (Apply before 1 feb 2022)

PHM PMAC 2022 – Building Equitable Health Systems

PHM PMAC 2022 – Rethinking the SDGs

PHM PMAC 2022 – Post-pandemic Global Economics: Restructure, Reform, or just Revitalize?

On Now: 150th session of the Executive Board

As WHO Executive Board Meets – Handful of Countries Stall Plans to Reform WHO Finance

MSF statement at WHO Executive Board 150th Session

‘Vast Majority’ of Africans May Have Had Omicron – But People Both Vaccinated & Infected Have the Best Immunity – IHME

Omicron BA.2 subvariant appears more contagious, but not more severe, Denmark says

COVID-19: EMA recommends conditional marketing authorisation for Paxlovid

Early Remdesivir to Prevent Progression to Severe Covid-19 in Outpatients

Increase in manufacturing capacity for Vaxzevria (previously COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca)


Removing intellectual-property barriers from COVID-19 vaccines and treatments for people in South Africa

27 generic manufacturers sign agreements with MPP to produce low-cost versions of COVID-19 antiviral medication molnupiravir for supply in 105 low- and-middle-income countries 

Governments around the world used Covid to erode human rights – report

Beyond the Waives: Indirect Effects of Covid-19 on Mothers in Low and Middle-Income Countries by Sevil Hakimi 

Billionaire Soon-Shiong opens new vaccine plant in South Africa

Celebrating World NTD Day: make every day a neglected tropical diseases day 

Developing Countries Pledge to Combat Diabetes and Obesity; China & Thailand Suggest Global Targets Are Too Ambitious

WHO Accused of Relenting to Alcohol Lobby in Action Plan to Battle ‘Harmful Use’ and Risks of Noncommunicable Disease

New EU rules for safe and high-quality medicines for animals become effective

WFP’s Afghanistan chief ‘terrified’ as hunger and despair mount

Could Decentralized Purchasing by Health Facilities Improve Access to Essential Medicines?

The EU Should Build Skills in Africa, Not Just Promote Mobility

€2.4 bn ‘Innovative Health Initiative’ to better address current health issues 

UN Humanitarians seek additional 3.6 bln USD for Afghanistan aid

New fund aims to raise $10B for Indigenous people to protect forests

Kerry warns governments falling short on climate efforts

Road to COP27: Why Africa cannot be Complacent on Energy, Climate Change

Child asthma cases linked to cities’ dirty air