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WHO Provides Updates On Topics Addressed At 71st WHA

WHO: Seventy-First World Health Assembly update, 23 May This post provides an update on topics addressed at the 71st World Health Assembly, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ebola outbreak; a report from the Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee for the WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme; health conditions in the…

Civil Society Efforts Aim To Raise Policymakers’ Awareness Of TRIPS Flexibility Options

Intellectual Property Watch: Civil Society Key In TRIPS Flexibility Implementation “When the agreement on intellectual property was adopted by the World Trade Organization, a number of flexibilities were included in the text, mainly to give developing countries policy space to implement the agreement with development considerations. However, some countries through…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Q&A: Improving public services in Africa (Jerving, 5/1). Global Health NOW: Not the Starbucks of Global Health: Vital Strategies Builds From Within (Simpson, 4/30). Intellectual Property Watch: Geneva Developed Country Attachés For IP And Health To Meet (4/30). Reuters: Heavy rains, landslides kill at least 100 in Kenya: Red…

Report Examines Global Health Innovation, Role Of Intellectual Property Rights

Innovation Technology & Innovation Foundation: Innovate4Health: How Innovators Are Solving Global Health Challenges In this report, Stephen Ezell, vice president for global innovation policy at ITIF; Mark Schultz, director of academic programs and senior scholar at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP); and David Lund, the John…

Several Republican Lawmakers Argue Colombia Must Alter Drug Approval Criteria To Enter OECD

STAT: More GOP lawmakers urge U.S. trade officials to lean on Colombia over drug approvals “Still more Republican lawmakers are urging the U.S. trade representative to require Colombia to change its laws governing drug approvals before supporting the country’s membership in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, an intergovernmental…

Higher Cigarette Prices Could Improve Health, Cut Costs For Health Systems, Study Suggests

Center for Global Health Research: Health, Taxes, and Poverty in 500 Million Male Smokers This press release discusses findings from a recent study published in BMJ examining the effects of higher cigarette prices on global health and development, noting, “Higher cigarette prices would save millions of people from extreme poverty…

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