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WHO Announces Prequalification For Hepatitis C Drug, HIV Self-Test

Intellectual Property Watch: WHO Prequalifies First Generic Hepatitis C Drug And First HIV Self-Test “…[T]he World Health Organization has announced the prequalification of the first generic version of sofosbuvir, a ‘critical’ medicine for treating hepatitis C. Treatment for hepatitis C under patent has been notoriously priced at extreme high levels,…

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Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak ‘Worst Ever’; 600K Cases Expected By Year’s End, Oxfam Projects

Al Jazeera: Yemen crisis ‘an absolute shame on humanity’ “International human rights organization CARE has denounced the humanitarian crisis in war-torn Yemen, which is also suffering from a cholera epidemic, as ‘an absolute shame on humanity’…” (7/23). CIDRAP News: Yemen’s cholera epidemic called ‘worst ever’ by Oxfam “In just over…

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U.N. SG Guterres Seeks To Reform Organization To Enable More Progress On SDGs

Christian Science Monitor: A disrupter at U.N.: Can new chief shake up bureaucracy to speed progress? “António Guterres, who took over as United Nations secretary general early this year, acknowledges that the world community has made encouraging progress in improving people’s lives over recent decades. … Still, Mr. Guterres, the…

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Country Leadership, Globalism Vital To Achieving Universal Health Coverage

STAT: To achieve universal health care, we need country leadership and globalism Seth Berkley, chief executive officer of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO “…Both country leadership and globalism are needed to [achieve universal health coverage] … Universal health coverage is first and…

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International Food Standards Play Key Role In Ending Hunger, Promoting Economic Growth

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Acting together for food safety Roberto Azevêdo, director general of the World Trade Organization, and José Graziano da Silva, director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. “…[I]nternational food standards play a key role in protecting human health, the environment, consumers’ interests, and international…

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Global Fund’s Latest Results, UNAIDS Report Show Progress In Global Health

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: Global Fund, UNAIDS Report Significant Progress in Global Health Katie Broendel, senior communications manager at Friends of the Global Fight, highlights a video and fact sheet on the Global Fund’s latest results and discusses data from the recently released UNAIDS report (7/21).

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FT Health Discusses HIV Progress, Features Interview With UNAIDS’ Michel Sidibé

FT Health: Mixed progress on HIV The latest issue of the Financial Times’ weekly global health newsletter discusses progress made in global HIV efforts and features an interview with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé, during which he discussed top priorities, funding issues, and the rise in HIV infections in Eastern…

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Donor Government Funding For HIV Declined In 2016, Kaiser Family Foundation/UNAIDS Report Shows

Kaiser Family Foundation: Kaiser/UNAIDS Study Finds Donor Government Funding for HIV Declined by 7% in 2016, Falling to Lowest Level Since 2010 “Donor government funding to support HIV efforts in low- and middle-income countries decreased by US$511 million from US$7.5 billion in 2015 to US$7 billion in 2016, finds a…

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Devex Examines U.N. Estimates Of Cost To Reach Health-Related SDGs

Devex: Here’s how much is needed to meet SDGs’ global health targets by 2030 “In its newest estimates, published this week, the World Health Organization has predicted that low- and middle-income countries will require an additional $134 billion per year between now and 2025 to reach health-related targets under the…

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Drug-Resistant HIV Threatens Progress Toward Ending AIDS, WHO Report Says

Deutsche Welle: What’s changed since the last HIV meeting? “…[A]s world HIV experts prepare to talk through the latest science in Paris at IAS 2017, … new statistics suggest those experts will have to fight the battle on an emerging front: HIV drug resistance…” (Abbany, 7/20). Reuters: HIV drug resistance could…

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