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WHO To Set Research Agenda For Novel Coronavirus, As Scientists Work To Develop Experimental Vaccines, Patients Seek Effective Treatments

Reuters: WHO convening experts on drugs, vaccines to set coronavirus research agenda “Hundreds of experts will meet in Geneva next Tuesday and Wednesday to set research and development priorities for coronavirus drugs, diagnostics, and vaccines to combat the outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday…” (Nebehay, 2/5). STAT:…

CGD Experts Discuss MVAC Blueprint To Create Market For New TB Drugs

Center for Global Development: A Final MVAC Blueprint — and the Start of an R&D Revolution? Rachel Silverman, policy fellow at CGD, and colleagues discuss the Market-Driven, Value-Based Advance Commitment (MVAC) proposal, “a mechanism to create and guarantee a market for better TB treatment, if and when such a treatment…

More News In Global Health

AFP: HIV drugs touted as weapon in war on coronavirus (2/4). Borgen Magazine: Lowering the Maternal Mortality Rates in Haiti (Pugh, 2/5). Devex: U.K. launches COP26 with no leader and no obvious strategy (Worley, 2/5). Devex: Pilot program tackles ‘problematic’ data requirements for gender-based violence (Rogers, 2/4). The Guardian: African…

WHO, IARC Release Reports On Cancer Prevention, Research To Recognize World Cancer Day

U.N. News: Tackle ‘unacceptable inequalities’ in cancer care, saving up to seven million lives, WHO urges “Global cancer rates could rise by 60 percent over the next 20 years unless cancer care is ramped up in low- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Less than 15…

More News In Global Health

ABC News: Rebels kill dozens of villagers in Ebola-hit Congo (Winsor, 2/3). AP: As forests burn around the world, drinking water is at risk (Webber, 1/31). Devex: Q&A: WHO’s global strategy to tackle health misinformation (Ravelo, 2/4). Devex: How South Africa is spearheading efforts to tackle MDR TB (February 2020).…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Response To Coronavirus Outbreak

Health Affairs: What Questions Should Global Health Policy Makers Be Asking About The Novel Coronavirus? Lawrence O. Gostin, O’Neill Professor of Global Health Law and director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University “…The world needs to be prepared for the…

More Opinions In Global Health

The Conversation: What needs to happen for better cancer prevention and control in Kenya Gershim Asiki, research scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center (2/3). The Conversation: Nigeria and disease outbreaks. Better prepared, but still weak spots Folasade Ogunsola, professor of clinical microbiology at the University of Lagos…