News Flash 554: 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 554

Weekly Snapshot of Public Health Challenges


SOAIDS Nederland Vacancy: Project Officer – grant and request for proposals management. You can apply until the 26th of January by uploading your motivation letter and cv on our application

A global development wake-up call in 2024


2023: A Year in Review Through PEAH Contributors’ Takes  by Daniele Dionisio

Meeting registration: G2H2 policy debates ahead of WHO EB154

Tackling the crisis of the Italian National Health Fund

People’s Health Dispatch Bulletin #66: 2023’s end sees health struggles in Palestine, South Korea, Brazil

What next for Africa’s revamped health institutions?

What do we know about health spending in sub-Saharan Africa?

From Decision to Action: The Africa Epidemics Fund

Colonisation and its aftermath: reimagining global surgery

The health dimensions of violence in Palestine: a call to prevent genocide

The Pandemic as Tipping Point, Revisited  by Ted Schrecker

COVID-19 human challenge trials and randomized controlled trials: lessons for the next pandemic

What to Know About JN.1, the Latest Omicron Variant

Gavi Board must make catch-up vaccination a priority when allocating leftover COVAX money

Gamal Shiha: eliminating hepatitis C

Scientists hail new antibiotic that can kill drug-resistant bacteria

Drug resistance, HIV hampering fight against tuberculosis in Moldova

Uptake of orphan drugs in the WHO essential medicines lists

Neglected Tropical Diseases: Lessons for Future Pandemics and Global Health Preparedness  by Kirubel Workiye Gebretsadik

Securing access to essential medicines in  Europe – Unpacking the potential of the EU List of Critical Medicines

Addressing tobacco industry influence in tobacco-growing countries

Women with disability battle sexual health challenges


There’s no such thing as social cohesion! What aid actors need to understand about the social relations of displaced people

Vietnam’s ‘broken bears’

France drops renewables targets, prioritises nuclear in new energy bill

Gigantic solar farms of the future might impact how much solar power can be generated on the other side of the world

Poland’s Clean Household Energy Initiative Should Save Over 21 000 Deaths Annually from Air Pollution by 2030

Cooperative Farming Makes Bangladesh’s Coastal Women Farmers Climate-Resilient

Mixed Results from India’s Five-Year Campaign to Cut Air Pollution