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Deutsche Welle Examines Access To Medical Care, Treatment For People In Poor Regions

Deutsche Welle: All the health money can buy “…Facing death through preventable disease — it’s a common situation for the 1.2 billion people the World Health Organization estimates live in extreme poverty, living on less than $1 per day. No decent accommodation, no access to clean water or adequate sanitation…

SDGs Present Opportunity To Address NTDs, Other ‘Lost Causes’

The Guardian: Will the SDGs be the last hope for lost causes? Dominic Haslam, director of policy and program strategy at Sightsavers “…Despite many NTDs being straightforward to prevent or treat and progress being made to treat more people than ever before, they are still rarely prioritized in global health…

Pharmaceutical Industry To Push For Stricter Compulsory Licensing Of Patented Drugs At U.S. Trade Representative Meeting

Wall Street Journal: Pharma Narrowly Defines When Compulsory Licenses Should be Used “As the U.S. Trade Representative holds a hearing [Tuesday] to discuss how countries protect intellectual property, the pharmaceutical industry hopes to persuade the agency that countries should only be allowed to grant licenses to companies to make low-cost…

Myanmar, World Bank Sign Agreement To Improve Access To MNCH Care

World Bank: Helping Myanmar Advance towards Universal Health Coverage: Maternal and Child Healthcare to Expand with New World Bank Financing “The Government of Myanmar today signed a new agreement with the World Bank to bring improved maternal, newborn, and child health care to millions of mothers and their young children.…

UNITAID Director Urges Japan To Implement Levies To Support Organization

Denis Broun, executive director of UNITAID, on Tuesday urged Japan “to introduce a so-called ‘solidarity levy,’ such as a small tax on airline ticket purchases,” to help support the organization’s goal of improving “access in low-income countries to diagnostics and treatments for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis,” Kyodo News International/GlobalPost reports.…

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