News Flash 515: 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

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News Flash 515

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


Working Group on Amendments to the International Health Regulations (2005) 20–24 February 2023

The Future of Health: Public or Profit? It can’t be both

APPLY: WHO Technical Briefing Seminar 8-12 May 2023

UN: Call for Contributions: Good practices to ensuring access to medicines, vaccines and other health products (HRC resolution 50/13) ISSUED BY Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights DEADLINE 09 March 2023

Pharmaceutical Accountability Foundation is taking AbbVie to court over excessive pricing of Humira – AbbVie overcharged the Dutch health care system by as much as €1.2 billion

Webinar registration: CSO – WHO DG Dialogue: Priorities on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) at global, regional and country levels Mar 3, 2023 02:00 PM in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

LAPaL, the Long-Acting Therapeutics Patents and Licences Database, is now available with enhanced features to track new drug development

NIH waste far over $100 million in medical research funding every year – new study

Is the New Pandemic Fund Where Vertical Can Finally Meet Horizontal?

Scientists Launch R&D Plan to Develop Broad Vaccine for Coronaviruses

KFF Global COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage Tool: Current and Projected Coverage

Natural Immunity Against COVID-19 ‘At Least’ On Par With Vaccination in Preventing Death

Comorbidities, multimorbidity and COVID-19

Prepare bird flu vaccines now before virus jumps to humans, top scientist warns

Commission harmonises rules on animal vaccination to tackle bird flu

A new era in the fight against measles and rubella

Polio Eradication Programme in Pakistan: Critical Analysis from 1999 to 2023  by Muhammad Noman

Death by Cough Mixture: Global Scandal Exposes India’s Weak Drug Regulations


Africa: Congolese Dr Jean Kaseya Takes Over Leadership of Africa CDC

Health Care Policy In 2023: Five Areas To Watch

George Soros’ Remarks Delivered at the 2023 Munich Security Conference February 16, 2023

Prime Minister Mia Mottley Urges Action To Address Hunger Crisis And Food Insecurity

EU agency backs cage-free farming for chickens

A woman dies every two minutes due to pregnancy or childbirth: UN agencies


Tanzania Should Halt Plan to Relocate Maasai Pastoralists

People’s Health Dispatch Bulletin #44: Health systems in the Global South stagger under impact of earthquakes and outbreaks

Epidemic fears after health teams die in Syria quake

At Munich Security Conference, climate change demands attention

EC: Fisheries, aquaculture and marine ecosystems: transition to clean energy and ecosystem protection for more sustainability and resilience