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WHO To Assess Quality Of Biosimilar Products To Fill Regulatory Gap

Reuters: Gap in regulating biotech drug copies prompts WHO to step in “Cut-price copies of expensive biotech drugs promise to slash the cost of treating serious diseases, including cancer, in rich and poor countries alike — but uneven regulation has created a lopsided market. Now the World Health Organization (WHO)…

Devex Launches Series On Non-Communicable Diseases

Devex: Taking The Pulse This series of articles, produced in partnership with several organizations and companies, examines the burden of non-communicable diseases and various efforts to address them (Multiple authors, 5/31).

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CIDRAP News: FAO chief urges wiser antibiotic use in food animals (Dall, 5/30). Devex: 7 steps to securing mHealth data in low-resource settings (Pallares, 5/30). Forbes: Medicines360 Expands Access To Contraception In Africa (MacKenzie, 5/30). New York Times: Race Against The Rains (Solomon, 5/30). Reuters: Nipah virus death toll rises…

Frontline Health Workers Share Personal Experiences With Policymakers About Global Effort To Achieve UHC

IntraHealth International: Storytelling Training Leads Frontline Health Workers to Advocate at the Highest Levels of Governance “The firsthand perspectives of frontline health workers are becoming more influential at the highest levels of policymaking, including last week during the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Dozens of health workers, among…

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ABC News: Meghan Markle effect on menstrual hygiene: A royal ‘champion’ for the cause (Kindelan, 5/28). CNN: Fewer babies were born in Brazil amid Zika outbreak, study says (Scutti, 5/29). Devex: How to combat NCDs? Take a sector-wide approach (Politzer, 5/29). Intellectual Property Watch: Global Health Policymakers Take Action To…

Community-Based Survey Approach Informs Local Tobacco Cessation Campaign For Australia’s Aboriginal Population

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Community-based Surveys are Informing Local Cessation Smoking Campaigns for Indigenous Australians Alyson Wright, project leader at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at Australian National University, discusses the challenges that remote communities in Australia face in reducing tobacco use, highlighting a project “aimed to…

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Deutsche Welle: Guinea worm: inching towards eradication (Winter, 5/23). Devex: Tuberculosis and NCDs jostle for space in global health agenda (Chadwick, 5/25). Intellectual Property Watch: Fake Medicines To Be Discussed On Side Of WTO TRIPS Council Next Week (5/29). Intellectual Property Watch: South Africa Approves New IP Policy, With Guidance…

WHA Expected To Pass Resolution To Address Snakebite, Attract Funding

The Guardian: Mambas, medicine and one girl’s race to survive Kenya’s biting problem “…An estimated one million people are bitten across sub-Saharan Africa, with as many as 20,000 killed by snakebite envenoming. … After decades of neglect, campaigners hope the issue is finally gaining the attention of governments. On Thursday,…

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Associated Press: South Sudan’s quiet victims of war: With HIV, without help (Mednick, 5/24). BBC News: Could a Single Injection Help Rid Us of Polio? (Hammond, 5/23). Devex: What should better disability data look like? (Cornish, 5/23). Global Health NOW: Getting Local With Clinical Research Capacity (Simpson, 5/23). The Guardian:…

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