News Flash 549: 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

Elviscot ship wreck, Elba island, Italy

News Flash 549

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


Webinar registration: mRNA 3rd Scientific Colloquium on vaccine access and equity on the African continent Nov 27, 2023

WHO is an Essential Forum for Debates on Intellectual Property and Public Health

People’s Health Dispatch Bulletin #63: Health workers push for ceasefire in Palestine

Measles Outbreaks Surge as Millions of Children Remain Unvaccinated

Rapid Diagnosis of Dengue: a Crucial Tool in Global Healthcare   by Nicolas Castillo

Breakthroughs hailed in childhood TB prevention

TB REACH´s Wave 11 call for proposal on innovative approaches to integrate TB service delivery with lung health at the primary and community level of the health systems. Deadline 17 January 2024

Dramatic upscaling of vaccination needed in West Africa to curb deadly diphtheria outbreaks

Malaria Jabs Set For Broader Rollout In Africa

World’s first clinical trial for devastating fungal disease mycetoma shows efficacy of new, promising treatment

EU pharmaceutical legislation: tackling the AMR innovation challenge for a healthier future

AMR in Central & Eastern Europe: What do patients think?

Antibiotics and their invisible threats

Consumption of antimicrobials in animals reaches lowest level ever in Europe

Global partners cheer progress towards eliminating cervical cancer and underline challenges

1.3 million women screened for cervical cancer across 10 countries

Improving Trauma-Informed Care in the Face of Firearm Violence

Aid under threat: The shadowy business of private sector instruments

AFEW International STRATEGIC PLAN 2023—2025

WHO issues new guideline to tackle acute malnutrition in children under five

Three Messages on School Meals for the Global Food Security Summit

FOOD 2030: Green and resilient food systems 4 December, 2023 – 5 December, 2023

Eating less meat would be good for the Earth. Small nudges can change behavior

Accelerating Change: Global Call to Action on World Toilet Day to Meet 2030 Sanitation Goals

The 2023 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: the imperative for a health-centred response in a world facing irreversible harms

Solar energy could power all health facilities in poorer countries and save lives, experts say

Carbon offset price of $25-$35/ton would boost climate action – ADB climate envoy

New law proposed to improve resilience of European forests

Crunch time for climate: major milestone with first final agreement on transnational CO2 transport and storage


Health groups pick fossil fuel phaseout as top priority at COP 28

Phasing down or phasing up? Top fossil fuel producers plan even more extraction despite climate promises Production Gap Report 2023 

Africa: Plastic Pollution Crisis Deepens Despite Global Efforts