News Flash 475: 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 475

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


27 APRIL 2022 Launch Event: Global Health Watch 6

Just launched: Health Data Governance Principles

G2H2 Press Release 13 April 2022: Immunizing WHO Pandemic Treaty Negotiations Against Pandemic Profiteers. Civil society calls for equity, transparency, and accountability during public hearings

Civil Society Alliance for Human Rights in the Pandemic Treaty warns World Health Organization of risk of inadequate consultation

WHO recommendations for resilient health systems

Webinar “G7 Engagement Groups” 5 April 2022

Statement on the eleventh meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

An Update on COVID Vaccines

COVAX asks for additional funding in case new COVID variant emerges

Pfizer Refuses Cooperation with DNDi on Study of Paxlovid Treatment Adapted to  Low Income Countries

Meeting highlights from the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) 4-7 April 2022

Population Immunity and Covid-19 Severity with Omicron Variant in South Africa

Tackling the Pandemic of Inequality in Asia and the Pacific

COVID-19 Has Driven Racism And Violence Against Asian Americans: Perspectives From 12 National Polls

Single Dose of HPV Vaccine is Enough to Protect Against Cervical Cancer

Another Year and Another Respiratory Infection: 2022 Prospects for Tuberculosis Control in the Shadow of COVID-19

‘All Malaria Is Local’

Protecting noncommunicable disease prevention policy in trade and investment agreements

Environmental sanitation and the evolution of water, sanitation and hygiene


Equitable Access to Innovative Pharmaceuticals by Thomas Pogge

With COVID Vaccine Supply Outstripping Vaccination Rates, Pharma Giants Question Pursuit of IP Waiver 

Proposed TRIPS waiver a hollow diplomatic compromise with little practical impact

Understanding Drugs Markets: An Analysis of Medicines, Regulations and Pharmaceutical Systems in the Global South 

Patients or customers? The impact of commercialised healthcare on the right to health in Kenya during the COVID-19 pandemic

Towards a Culturally Diverse Aged Care System by Nikolaus Rittinghausen

Sequencing 100,000 species to secure food supplies

Can the world’s forgotten food crises weather the war?

Chile announces unprecedented plan to ration water as drought enters 13th year

Impact of climate change on biodiversity, agriculture and health: a call for papers

EXCLUSIVE: WHO Deleted India’s Air Pollution Data from its New Air Quality Database – Why?

Climate Risk Insurance in Pacific Small Island Developing States: Possibilities, Challenges and Vulnerabilities

Climate policies must allow women to control their bodies and their fates