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Language On SRHR, Drug Development Costs Remain Unresolved In U.N. Draft UHC Declaration

Health Policy Watch: Drug R&D, Sexual & Reproductive Health Scrutinized In Draft UHC Declaration “Disclosure of costs for drug research and development (R&D) and ‘alternative financing mechanisms’ for new health products remain outstanding points to be resolved by countries in finalizing a draft United Nations General Assembly political declaration on…

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Al Jazeera: The informal networks resisting Honduras’s abortion ban (Brigida, 7/12). Associated Press: Spike in femicides raises alert in Bolivia (Flores, 7/12). CNN: DOH raises alert with rapid spike of dengue cases in PH regions (7/15). Devex: African activists seek universal access to sanitary products (Adepoju, 7/15). Global Press Journal:…

Some Poor Countries Pay Up To 30 Times More For Basic Medicines Than Others, CGD Study Shows

Financial Times: Poor countries pay up to 30 times more for medicines “…The Washington-based Center for Global Development examined billions of dollars in spending by developing countries, concluding that low- and middle-income countries were paying 20 or 30 times more for medicines such as omeprazole, for heartburn, or paracetamol, a…

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Associated Press: Companies pushed baby formula in Peru despite ban (6/10). Associated Press: When disaster hits, Indonesia’s Islamists are first to help (Wright, 6/11). BBC News: Big data ‘can stop malaria outbreaks before they start’ (Galpin, 6/10). Devex: Tech solutions to fight fake medicines (Ravelo, 6/11). Devex: Q&A: Serve the…

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Atlanta Business Chronicle: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donates record $180M grant to Emory (Mandel, 6/6). The BMJ: Maternity services: women want respect and dignity above all else, finds global survey (Kmietowicz, 6/7). Devex: How to address the midwife challenges threatening maternal care (Root, 6/7). Devex:¬†How to better integrate gender…

Quartz Africa Examines Rising Problem Of Counterfeit Medicines In African Countries

Quartz Africa: African health care systems are in an arms race with a rising fake medicine problem “…[A recent] string of incidents of counterfeit medicines circulating in African countries [show] where an unfortunate confluence of struggling economies, weak regulation, and a preponderance of poorly educated consumers makes some of these…

Medicine, Equipment Shortages Causing Patient Deaths In Zimbabwe, Doctors Say

The Guardian: Doctors in Zimbabwe ‘sending patients away to die’ as drug shortages bite “A doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe entered its second day on Wednesday with health workers claiming patients in the biggest state hospital are dying due to a lack of drugs and medical supplies. Dozens of doctors picketed…

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CIDRAP News: DRC reports 2 new Ebola cases; study notes seroprevalence in region (Schnirring, 3/13). CIDRAP News: MERS-CoV infects 2 more in Saudi Arabia, 102 this year (Schnirring, 3/12). The Guardian: Fake drugs kill more than 250,000 children a year, doctors warn (Sample, 3/11). Nature: Nearly half of global childhood…