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Ending Global TB Requires Improved Access To Medicine, Lower Drug Prices, Innovation

STAT: Ending tuberculosis will take lower drug prices and a new, improved innovation ecosystem John Stephens, lawyer and associate at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at the Georgetown University Law Center; Prabha Mahesh, tuberculosis survivor and member of Touched by TB; and Brian Citro, clinical professor…

International Community Should Stand Against Trump Administration’s Promotion Of Corporate Interests, Policies That Undermine Global Health

Health Affairs: How The U.S. Elevates Corporate Interests Over Global Public Health. And How The World Can Respond 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; Neil R. Sircar, Fogarty global…

Negotiations Over U.N. Draft Declaration On TB Ongoing After South Africa Raises Objections

Devex: U.S. pressure could make U.N. TB declaration less forceful, MSF says “The United States’ amendments to a forthcoming ministerial document on preventing and treating tuberculosis will likely result in a text that is not ‘actionable,’ Médecins Sans Frontières is warning. Pressure from the United States on BRIC nations and…

U.N.-Supported Treaty On Illicit Tobacco Trade To Enter Into Force End Of September

U.N. News: U.N.-backed treaty against illicit tobacco trade set to take effect in September “A United Nations-backed treaty aimed at stopping the illicit trading of tobacco products, is set to enter into force on 25 September, marking a diplomatic breakthrough in efforts to protect public health and strike back against…