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TPP Would Result In Increased Drug Prices In Developing Countries

The Hill: TPP would make medicine a luxury for developing nations Nicholas Archer, contributor to Economics21 and student at Hillsdale College “…The [Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)] agreement offers many benefits, but contains several troubling provisions, including one that would force member countries to implement strong monopoly protections for newly introduced biologics.…

Guardian Seminar Explores WHO’s ‘Test And Treat’ HIV Policy With Expert Panel

The Guardian: Can WHO’s new ‘test and treat’ HIV policy reach those who need it most? “…The WHO’s new ‘test and treat’ policy aims to cut HIV transmission by suppressing the virus in those carrying it, which decreases their likelihood of passing it on to others. Yet, reaching the remaining…

New $22M Hospital Never Opened In Madagascar After Political Upheaval

The Guardian: Health in Madagascar takes turn for the worse as $22m hospital abandoned “…The hospital was almost complete, with just the morgue unfinished, when work suddenly stopped in 2012. A large metal fence was erected around the perimeter and a security guard installed to keep the public out. This…

‘Science Speaks’ Discusses AIDS 2016 Session On HIV, Related Infections Among Prisoners

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS 2016: Seeds planted at 2000 conference grow infectious disease responses in prisons Reporting on the AIDS 2016 conference that took place last month in Durban, Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses a session during which panelists shared their…

Devex Examines Efforts To Improve Access To Medicines For All Diseases

Devex: From communities to global policy: Innovations to access medicines underway “…The demand for medications to treat [non-communicable] diseases, along with ongoing infectious illnesses, will increase needs in countries that are already facing problems in everything from consistent delivery of drugs, to prices that are just too high. To address…

Reforming Health Workforce, Making Medicines Affordable Critical To Achieving Universal Health Coverage

Devex: Universal health coverage: Unique challenges, bold solutions Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO assistant director general for Health Systems and Innovation “…The [Universal Health Coverage (UHC)] target is the linchpin of the health-related [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)]; the one target that, if achieved, will help to deliver all the others by providing…

Health Extension Workers Improve Care Access For Ethiopia’s Rural Communities

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash contains an article and video on Ethiopian health extension workers who provide services to those in rural communities. The article notes, “Great systems for health are pivotal in improving…

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