News Flash 468: 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 468

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


Exclusive: United States Fast Tracks Proposal to Change WHO Rules on International Health Emergency Response

Commission sets out strategy to promote decent work worldwide and prepares instrument for ban on forced labour products

Webinar registration Wemos: Review of initiatives for global access to and finance for medical products against Covid-19 Wednesday 2 March 2022 Time: 3:00 – 4:30 PM (CET)

Save the Date! On 2 March 2022 GI-ESCR is launching the report ‘The failure of commercialised healthcare in Nigeria during the COVID-19 pandemic’ with a press conference in Lagos, Nigeria

It’s Time to Take Coronavirus in Africa Seriously

WHO: Statement on Omicron sublineage BA.2

Audio Interview: Understanding the Omicron Variant of SARS-CoV-2

In year 3 of the pandemic, the challenges facing WHO are in plain sight

Vaccine advocacy groups press Biden to break WTO deadlock

Landmark ‘TRIPS Waiver’ must be agreed now: no time to lose

Three key elements for a successful waiver

Moving forward on goal to boost local pharmaceutical production, WHO establishes global biomanufacturing training hub in Republic of Korea

With technology transfer, 120 companies in low- and middle-income countries could manufacture mRNA vaccines

Africa’s COVID-19 fight bolstered with tech transfer

Nigeria’s COVID Vaccine Drive Gets a Boost as African Leaders Push 70% Vaccination Target

EMA recommends approval of Spikevax for children aged 6 to 11

EMA recommends authorisation of booster doses of Comirnaty from 12 years of age

Effectiveness of the BNT162b2 Vaccine after Recovery from Covid-19


No One Is Safe Until Everyone Is Safe? Reporting a Polio Outbreak at Snail’s Pace

Finally Cause for Optimism About TB Vaccine Research, Says Fauci

After Taliban promises made in Geneva, now what?

The EU’s summit of magical thinking on Africa

Il cancro, metastasi della globalizzazione

European medicines regulatory network adopts EU common standard for electronic product information

Improving Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes in Europe by Serge Moubarak 

More than half of parents and pregnant women exposed to aggressive formula milk marketing – WHO, UNICEF

Children with Disabilities are Not Problems to Solve, but Potential to Nurture, says Nujeen Mustafa

It’s time for action on COP 26 pledges, says ClimateWorks chief

US, Egypt launch group to prepare for COP27 climate summit

Social Impacts on Coral Reef Dependent Human Activities by Siga Tamufor 

Wildfires are getting more extreme and burning more land. The UN says it’s time to ‘learn to live with fire’

In this age of climate crisis, humanitarians need to learn to love tech