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New essential medicines and diagnostics lists published

WHO updates global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests to address health challenges, prioritize highly effective therapeutics, and improve affordable access 9 July 2019, Geneva: WHO’s Essential Medicines List and…

Civil society engagement in universal health coverage

Achieving universal health coverage in a country is an ambitious, but transformative, goal. Communities are essential to the AIDS response and will be essential to the successful roll out of…

WHO: “Self care” for sexual and reproductive health

At least 400 million people worldwide lack access to the most essential health services. Around 1 in 5 of the world’s population will be living in humanitarian crises. At the…

World Leaders’ Views On Delivering UHC Featured In New Publication

A new publication on delivering universal health coverage (UHC) features diverse views by heads of state, ministers of health, United Nations leaders, UN agency directors, public and private sector global…

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…

UNICEF and Unitaid join forces to improve the health of children, adolescents and mothers

Geneva, 29 May 2019 – Unitaid and UNICEF will collaborate to save the lives of more children, adolescents and mothers, an agreement formalized by a memorandum of understanding signed today.…

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,…

Smarter research & development to tackle global health priorities

Today, May 15, WHO’s new Science Division launched an online resource to guide the development of new health products for which there are limited markets or incentives for research and…

Georgetown study shows aid from the Global Fund linked to reducing corruption, better governance

New research shows effects of international health aid beyond fighting disease, challenges “dead aid” critique WASHINGTON D.C. (May 14, 2019) | International aid from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,…

Global Fund releases new Focus On Universal Health Coverage

"Without universal access to quality health care, millions of people die unnecessarily every year, and preventable diseases including AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria continue to ravage families and communities. To achieve…

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