News Flash 553: 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 553

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


Wrapping up 2023 with some noteworthy medicines, law and policy developments

Climate Change, Conflict and Disease Outbreaks All Loom as Global Health Threats at Close of 2023

2023: The Year of Missed Opportunities

WHO officially recognizes noma as a neglected tropical disease

Going Public: The Unmaking and Remaking of Universal Healthcare By Ramya Kumar and Anne-Emanuelle Birn  Online by Cambridge University Press:  12 December 2023. Free online from 13th December 2023 – 27th December 2023

Where the Low Countries spend their development aid

DNDi 2023 Year in Review

Artificial intelligence workplan to guide use of AI in medicines regulation

WHO prequalifies a second malaria vaccine, a significant milestone in prevention of the disease

COVID-19 vaccinations shift to regular immunization as COVAX draws to a close

Tuberculosis and Inequality: How Race, Caste, and Class Impact Access to Medicines

Joint statement by the European Commission and the High Representative on International Migrants Day

EU reaches a major breakthrough towards a common system for managing migration

People’s Health Dispatch Bulletin #65 The siege on health in Palestine continues

Rethinking the role of humanitarian principles in armed conflict

Bridging the Gap between the Dual Burden of Homelessness and Cancer across Europe

How public health should bridge justice gaps, break silos and promote health co-benefits

Millions in Opioid Settlement Funds Sit Untouched as Overdose Deaths Rise

Uganda activists, lecturers and others fight harsh anti-LGBT law in court


World Bank warns record debt levels could put developing countries in crisis

New South-South health cooperation initiative launched linking Africa and the Caribbean

How our health systems are doing: a work in progress and better prepared for future health crises

1 in 3 children in Afghanistan face crisis-level hunger after UK slashes aid

Vogliamo gabbie vuote: difendiamo gli animali e la democrazia

COP 28 adaptation accord blasted as ‘devoid of actionable commitments’

Africa: Historic Win or Climate Injustice? Experts Divided On What COP28 Means for Africa

COP28: The Beginning of the End on Fossil Fuels, and the End of the Beginning on Climate Finance

Watching the Arctic Melt, Meteorologist’s Experience on Icebreaker Oden

COP28 puts climate AI on global agenda

EU significantly off-track from 2030 climate goal, Commission warns

The intersections between climate change and noise pollution

Millets: The crop that could solve hunger and climate change

Peru’s Andean Peoples ‘Revive’ Water that the Climate Crisis Is Taking From Them