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US: Nearly 1 in 5 People Living With HIV Have Suboptimal Geographic Access to HIV Care

Nearly 10% of people living with HIV have to travel more than an hour to access HIV care, and those living in rural counties have drive times more than double…

Six international organisations pledge collaboration on local production of medicines

The World Health Organization, the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), UNAIDS, UNICEF, and the Global Fund co-signed the “Interagency statement on promoting…

Threat of compulsory licences could increase access to essential medicines

In an analysis, published in The BMJ, Gorik Ooms and Johanna Hanefeld argue that low- and middle-income countries could increase access to medicines by forming an alliance to credibly threaten…

World Health Assembly approves milestone resolution on price transparency

28 May 2019: The World Health Assembly today approved a milestone resolution to support greater public disclosure of prices for medicines and other health products – capping a nail-biting series…

Negotiators Agree On Game-Changing WHA Resolution For Medicine Price Disclosure

A closed-door group of negotiators reached agreement late Monday (May 27) evening on a game-changing resolution to support greater public disclosure of prices in medicine markets, as well as costs…

Future of drug pricing resolution hangs in balance at World Health Assembly

23 May: The fate of a potentially game-changing World Health Assembly resolution that would support greater national and global transparency in drug pricing remained in the balance today as the…

High prevalence of stockouts of antiretroviral medicines in South Africa

One in five public health facilities in South Africa were unable to supply at least one antiretroviral (ARV) or tuberculosis (TB) drug on the day they were contacted by researchers,…

People who inject drugs falling behind in access to HIV treatment

Progress has been made towards achieving the 90–90–90 targets whereby United Nations Member States committed to ensuring that, by 2020, 90% of people living with HIV know their HIV status,…

Are pharmaceutical companies making progress when it comes to global health?

New study from the Foundation analyses 10 years of data on pharma companies and access to medicine Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 16 May 2019 – In a new report published today,…

Health Policy Watch makes latest text of WHO transparency resolution open access

Health Policy Watch is publishing in an open-access format the latest draft of the World Health Assembly resolution on transparency of drug costs. The new draft, now available to all,…