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The collapse of the Venezuelan health system

When Hugo Chavez became Venezuela's new president in 1998, he promised to provide free health care to all and enshrined this right within Venezuela's new constitution, rewritten in 1999. Progress…

Orban not delivering health for Hungary

Viktor Orban's re-election to a third consecutive term in Hungary offers a preview for western countries of what the health consequences could be for governments that value populism and economic…

Hepatitis C in injection-drug users — a hidden danger of the opioid epidemic

Much has been written about the escalating crisis of opioid-overdose deaths in the United States and its mounting social and economic costs. Although political and public health leaders have begun…

WHO calls on partners to respond to the health and humanitarian needs of Ukrainians

“Access to quality care and medications is limited. Women, children, adolescents – representing over 60% of the affected people – and the elderly are disproportionately affected by a severe reduction…

Global summit on IP and access discusses impact of TRIPS-Plus measures on public health

A network of civil society organisations chose the birthplace of the World Trade Organization, Marrakesh, to hold a global summit on intellectual property and access to medicines this week. Part…

Trump administration reportedly prohibiting several words from use in CDC budget documents, by other agencies

Trump administration reportedly prohibiting several words from use in CDC budget documents, by other agencies; HHS, CDC officials offers statements; PEPFAR guidance document contains language shift Washington Post: CDC gets…

WHO issues two reports detailing global problem of substandard and falsified medicines

WHO urges governments to take action: 1 in 10 medical products in developing countries is substandard or falsified. The press release and the publications can be accessed here.

HIV Outcomes Conference in Brussels – Register Now

On behalf of the multi-stakeholder initiative “HIV Outcomes: Beyond viral suppression”, you are warmly invited to attend the launch of the initiative’s recommendations on “Long-term health, well-being, and chronic care for…

The Lancet on U=U

This editorial was published in The Lancet on 4 November 2017. Following previous communications from the CDC of the USA and other scientific sources, The Lancet now also confirms that…

World Hepatitis Summit – Declaration of the Hepatitis Community

The World Hepatitis Summit passed and published the Declaration of the Hepatitis Community "NO ELIMINATION WITHOUT DECRIMINALIZATION!" today. The Declaration calls for the decriminalization of people who use drugs, and…

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