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Portugal’s public health approach to drugs serves as global model

New York Times: How to Win a War on Drugs Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “…Portugal … has become a model for a drug policy that is not only…

CSIS report provides overview of Ukraine’s health sector, reform efforts

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Ukraine’s Health Sector In this report, Judyth Twigg, director of the Eurasia Health Project and non-resident senior associate for the Russia and Eurasia Program…

Vaccines save 20 million lives, $350 billion in poor countries since 2001

Vaccination efforts made in the world’s poorest countries since 2001 will have prevented 20 million deaths and saved $350 billion in health-care costs by 2020, according to a new analysis…

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…