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20 Large Pharma Companies Create AMR Action Fund To Support Start-Ups Working To Create New Antibiotics; Coronavirus Could Speed Up Resistance, Experts Warn

New York Times: Drug Giants Create Fund to Bolster Struggling Antibiotic Start-Ups “Twenty of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies on Thursday announced the creation of a $1 billion fund to buoy financially strapped biotech start-ups that are developing new antibiotics to treat the mounting number of drug-resistant infections responsible for…

FCAA Executive Director Discusses HIV/AIDS Funding, Role Of Private Philanthropy

Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA): New Data Highlights Concerns in HIV/AIDS Funding John Barnes, executive director of FCAA, discusses the new report from KFF and UNAIDS analyzing donor government funding for HIV/AIDS and the implications of the findings for the global HIV/AIDS epidemic amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as┬áthe…

International Institutions, Businesses Off Track In Goal Of Eradicating Extreme Poverty By 2030, Outgoing Rapporteur Says In Final Report; Sustainable Future Depends On World Acting In Solidarity, U.N. ECOSOC VP Says

The Guardian: ‘We squandered a decade’: world losing fight against poverty, says U.N. academic “International institutions are losing the fight against global poverty despite ‘self congratulatory’ messages to the contrary, according to the U.N.’s outgoing special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. In his final report in the post,…

News Outlets Examine Various Aspects Of Research, Development Of Novel Coronavirus Vaccine

Bloomberg: Glaxo and Sanofi Are Discussing $620 Million U.K. Vaccine Deal (Paton, 7/5). NPR: The Ethics Of Coronavirus Vaccine Trials In Developing Countries (Pfeiffer, 7/4). NPR: How Much Would Coronavirus Vaccine Cost? (Garcia/Hirsch, 7/3). Reuters: Britain nears $625 million Sanofi/GSK COVID-19 vaccine deal: report (Smout et al., 7/5). Science: The…

High-Level Political Forum On Sustainable Development To Assess Progress This Week, Take Place Virtually; U.N. SG Calls On Nations To ‘Stay The Course’

Devex: Lagging statistics raise questions ahead of annual U.N. SDGs review “The upcoming annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the United Nations will be a virtual affair. The format will present new opportunities for inclusivity, but also heightened challenges of accurately assessing countries’ development progress, civil society observers…