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U.N. Climate Conference Negotiations End With Some Progress, U.S. Engagement ‘Ambiguous’

Devex: 3 takeaways from the COP23 negotiations “Early Saturday morning, after a series of false alarms and premature scheduling announcements, negotiators at the 23rd Conference of Parties in Bonn, Germany, found enough common ground to bring these latest climate change negotiations to a close. … Here are three takeaways from…

Government Of India Should Not Blame Companies For Country’s Drug Access Challenges

Forbes: WHO Conference Enables India’s Deadly Blame Game Roger Bate, scholar at the American Enterprise Institute “…Sick patients, in India and everywhere else, aren’t getting treated because of greed. This is nonsense. Over 95 percent of drugs considered essential by the WHO are off patent. The reason patients don’t receive…

WHO Ministerial Conference Provided Opportunity For Global TB Community To Accelerate Progress Against Disease

The Lancet Global Health: Tuberculosis makes it onto the international political agenda for health … finally Mario Raviglione, director of the Global TB Programme at the WHO, and colleagues “…The latest global burden of disease assessment measuring progress on health-related [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] concludes that tuberculosis is one of…

Blog Post Highlights Key Takeaways From Global Fund Board Meeting

Friends of the Global Fight: Key Takeaways: The Global Fund’s 38th Board Meeting This blog post highlights several key takeaways from the Global Fund’s 38th Board meeting held last week, including the selection of Peter Sands as the new executive director; criteria and conditions for countries to receive Global Fund…

Health Leaders Should Take ‘Meaningful Action’ On TB At Moscow Meeting

Moscow Times: Ending Tuberculosis Starts in Moscow José Luis Castro, executive director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and Michel Kazatchkine, U.N. secretary general’s special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia “A meeting of the world’s health ministers in Moscow this week…

WHO Strategy Should Be More Specific On How Agency Will Achieve Its Goals

The Lancet: Offline: WHO — a roadmap to renewal? Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet “…Although the new [WHO General Programme of Work (GPW)] is underpinned by the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)], no convincing vision is offered about what sustainability truly means. … The ‘triple billion’ target [– one billion…

Threat Of Influenza Outbreak Remains 100 Years After 1918 Pandemic, Experts Warn

Global Health NOW: A Century After 1918, Flu Pandemic Preparedness Still Lacking “…Despite a century’s worth of lifesaving scientific and medical advances to head off a similar tragedy, [experts] warn that an influenza pandemic could still trigger waves of mass death. … With the centennial of the 1918 flu pandemic…

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