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Philip Morris International Joins International Development Group, Raising Questions Over Motives, Devex Reports

Devex: Exclusive: Philip Morris International continues its development charm offensive “…This week, the multinational corporation, which manufactures Marlboro cigarettes — and which has, in recent years, pledged to pivot toward ‘smoke-free’ tobacco products — became the newest dues-paying member of the Washington chapter of the Society for International Development, an…

Ebola Survivors’ Immunity Questioned After Death In DRC; J&J Announces 2nd Ebola Vaccine Set To Launch Soon; WSJ Examines Ebola Treatment Trials In Congo’s Conflict Zones

CIDRAP News: DRC Ebola total rises as South Sudan clash kills screeners “The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) [Wednesday] reported one new Ebola case, alongside a new report of a security clash in South Sudan that killed three aid workers who were staffing an Ebola screening checkpoint. In other…

MSF, Activists Call For Lower Prices, Better Access To TB Drugs During Lung Health Conference

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders: MSF and TB activists disrupt opening of TB conference to protest high drug prices “The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is urging pharmaceutical corporations to make improved drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) treatment affordable and available for hundreds of thousands of people…

Newly Approved 3-Drug TB Treatment To Be Available In 150 Nations For $1,040 Per Regimen

Reuters: New tuberculosis treatment for developing countries to cost $1,040 “A newly approved three-drug treatment for tuberculosis will be available in 150 countries including India and South Africa, priced at $1,040 for a complete regimen, more than twice the cost proposed in the past by advocacy groups for other treatments.…

Experts, Lawmakers Call For More Investment In R&D Of New Drugs To Treat Antimicrobial-Resistant Microorganisms

Homeland Preparedness News: Experts, lawmakers call for improved drug pipeline to treat superbugs “Antimicrobial resistant (AMR) microorganisms, also known as superbugs, increasingly threaten every person on Earth, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and national experts. … [T]here’s only a certain amount of antibiotics in the pipeline, which needs…

More News In Global Health

Borgen Magazine: The End Tuberculosis Now Act of 2019 (Gordon, 10/19). Los Angeles Times: Measles making a deadly comeback across Africa (Mahr, 10/20). New Dawn: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s vision for global health (10/17). New York Times: Venezuela’s Water System is Collapsing (Kurmanaev/Herrera, 10/19). NPR: Where You’re Born Even Within A…

U.N. SG Guterres Convenes 30 Business Leaders In Effort To Ramp Up SDG Investments

Financial Times: Global business chiefs pledge to boost sustainable development “Chief executives from 30 of the world’s biggest companies have promised to do more in support of investment to tackle a shortfall measuring trillions of dollars a year in funding the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals…” (Edgecliffe-Johnson, 10/16). U.N. News: Business…