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WHO Board, WHA Should Consider U.N. High-Level Panel’s Recommendations For Improved Access To Medicines To Make Concrete Suggestions For Action

Medium/UHC Coalition: Heading off Global Action on Access to Medicines in 2018 Jorge Bermudez, vice president of health production and innovation at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation at Brazil’s Ministry of Health and member of the U.N. Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines; and Viroj Tangcharoensathien, senior adviser to the…

Usage, Access Remain Low Worldwide For HIV Pre-Exposure Prevention Pill

Associated Press: Usage remains low for pill that can prevent HIV infection “From gritty neighborhoods in New York and Los Angeles to clinics in Kenya and Brazil, health workers are trying to popularize a pill that has proven highly effective in preventing HIV but which — in their view –…

More News In Global Health

Bloomberg Technology: 400 Deaths a Day Finally Prompt India to Target Road Safety (Sanjai, 1/9). Business Insider: Bill Gates reveals how he decides where to spend his billions (Weller, 1/9). Global Health NOW: Global Health Leadership: Barbara Bush and Krishna Rao (Simpson, 1/9). Pulitzer Center: Tales from the Toilet: The…

HHS Secretary Nominee Alex Azar’s History With Pharmaceutical Industry Could Threaten Access To Medicines, U.S. Global Health Initiatives

The Hill: Alex Azar is bad medicine for HHS Hilary McQuie, director of U.S. policy and grassroots mobilization at the Health Global Access Project (GAP) “…Americans want government action to address the crisis of out of control domestic drug price increases, and they overwhelmingly support successful global health initiatives overseas…

International Community Must Work To Improve Access To Palliative Care In Developing Countries

Devex: Opinion: Africa needs investment in palliative care John Rhee, medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Emmanuel Luyirika, executive director of the African Palliative Care Association “…Dwindling aid budgets will continue to disrupt necessary end-of-life and palliative services for patients in Africa. Many programs…

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