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Terrence Higgins Trust: HIV and sexual health services in England at breaking point

HIV and sexual health services are "at breaking point", says Terrence Higgins Trust after a new Public Health England report. Public Health England has today (August 30) published a report…

World Humanitarian Day: WHO urges more health aid to address Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis

After 3 years of conflict, health-care resources in conflict-affected areas of Ukraine are severely stretched and humanitarian funding is plummeting. At the same time, health facilities continue to be damaged…

Offline: The G20 and health—platitudes and broken promises

Imagine “Anycountry”. A low-income nation-state with a weak health system. People have begun to report a mysterious respiratory infection that is rapidly fatal. The cause is an unknown virus. A…

Access to medicines for all by 2030: New WHO strategic framework sets vision

Access to affordable and quality medicines for all is one of the major commitments of the World Health Organization, and its new medicines and health products strategic framework for the…

Lancet Series: Germany and health

A Series published in The Lancet examines the German health system and Germany’s growing involvement in global health. To access the Series, click here.

Enter the African Medicines Agency, continent’s first super-regulator?

An African Medicines Agency, the continent’s first super-regulator, could be approved as soon as next year. The African Medicines Agency (AMA)’s remit will be to speed up the availability of…

European Commission adopts its second action plan against antimicrobial resistance

The action plan takes a One Health approach and addresses AMR in bacteria from humans, animals and in the environment. With the new action plan, which builds on a previous…

EATG is concerned by the Cochrane review of DAA treatment against HCV infection

Direct acting agents used against hepatitis C infection are clinically effective and reliable. EATG, the pan-European network of communities of people living with and affected by hepatitis C (HCV) and…

WHO releases full report on evolution of global public health since 2007

WHO: Ten years in public health 2007-2017 “‘Ten years in public health 2007-2017’ chronicles the evolution of global public health during the tenure of Dr. Chan, WHO director general.…

US: Heroin’s use rising, costing society more than $51 billion

Heroin use in the United States was estimated to cost society more than $51 billion in 2015, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Made from…