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U.N. General Assembly convenes meeting on antimicrobial resistance

The United Nations (U.N.) has convened high-level meetings and special sessions focused on health issues on just three occasions: to address the threats posed by HIV, noncommunicable diseases, and Ebola.…

World Health Organisation should outsource key duties, experts say

British Medical Journal report advises fundamental overhaul of the WHO to avoid loss of funding, warning it is at risk of repeating mistakes of the Ebola crisis Global public health…

Fighting antimicrobial resistance globally

EMA, FDA and PMDA discuss regulatory approaches for the evaluation of new antibacterial agents Alignment of data requirements by regulators worldwide can contribute to stimulate the development of new antibiotics…

Prisons could unlock hepatitis C free future

Treatment in prisons a public health priority, says new research 8 September 2016, Oslo: Prisons provide one of the most significant opportunities to drive down the prevalence of hepatitis C,…

HIV&Hepatitis reports: Infection Prophylaxis Reduces Risk of Death for People Starting HIV Treatment Late

Keith Alcorn of HIV and Hepatitis reports from the AIDS2016 Conference: "A package of enhanced prophylaxis against infections significantly reduced the risk of death for adults and children with advanced…

New HIV infections stall, even increase in some regions

HIV and Hepatitis analyses various sources, especially a report in the August edition of The Lancet to conclude that the global drop in the number of new HIV infections, observed…

Andrey Rylkov Foundation being labeled by the Russian Government as a Foreign Agent

By the Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice regarding its inclusion in to the list of the organizations carrying out functions of a foreign agent. Citizens, keep alert…

EUPATI Public Consultation – You should participate

The European Patients’ Academy on Therapeutic Innovation (EUPATI) is launching a public consultation in order to review guidance for patient involvement in the medicines Research and Development process. The guidance…

It’s time for NHS England to ‘do the right thing’ and fund PrEP for HIV prevention

Delays by NHS England will cost lives, argue public health experts It is time for NHS England to "do the right thing" and fund pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention,…

On Day Against Drug Abuse, Ban calls for ‘effective, compassionate’ global response

26 June 2016 – Marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, United Nations Secretary-General today called for “a global response that is simultaneously effective, compassionate and humane,”…