News Flash 527: 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 527

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly: watch live the sessions

Exclusive: Updated Pandemic Accord Draft Sees Watered Down Text on Publicly-Funded R&D; Pathogen Access and ‘Benefit Sharing’ Linkage Remain

Exclusive: WHO’s pandemic ‘countermeasures’ plan takes shape

Event: Ensuring equity in pandemics: Lessons learnt from Ebola therapeutics R&D and access constraints

Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly – Daily update: 22 May 2023

Bulletin #50: 75 years of WHO and 2 years of People’s Health Dispatch

WEMOS VACANCY: Institutional Fundraiser; deadline by June 2, 2023

BANKING ON HEALTH: the surging pandemic of health financialization

Addressing loss and damage: Insights from the humanitarian sector

G7 owes huge $13 trillion debt to Global South

Landmark report charts route for reorienting economies to deliver health for all

Webinar registration: A public health approach to incorporating anti-racism and structural discrimination in tackling racial and ethnic health disparities Jun 12, 2023

Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Prioritizing the Health and Well-being of Refugees and Migrants in Libya  by Meftah Lahwel

Access Denied – Extractive Research & Development in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Will the medical oxygen industry learn a lesson from COVID-19?

WEMOS position paper: Eyes on the prize: regional production of medicines to achieve health equity, sovereignty and self-reliance

The Ubuntu Health Impact Fund: Promoting Competitive Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Africa

Two Key Recommendations to Improve the Global Procurement Systems for Antimicrobials

Insights from a qualitative study of the procurement and manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients in India

Why is a curable disease still allowed to kill millions?

TDR and WHO announce TDA4Child, an operational research package to generate data on treatment decision algorithms for pulmonary tuberculosis in children

Transforming tuberculosis diagnosis

Scientists in Tahiti prepare to release sterilized mosquitoes to control dengue

Cholera vaccine shortage to last until 2025 as cases surge, Gavi says

Widely used chemical strongly linked to Parkinson’s disease

The Lead-Free Water Pledge: Steps Towards a Future of Lead-Free Drinking water


Horn of Africa: Over 7 million children under the age of 5 remain malnourished

World Hunger Day: Renewing Our Commitment to Elevating Women as Change Agents for Ending Hunger

East African Oil Pipeline ‘Doing Little, If Anything, to Change People’s Material Conditions

Road space reallocation in Scotland: A health impact assessment

UN Climate Conference to Feature First Ever Official ‘Health Day’

CO2 cuts in doubt as China, India bend coal targets