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FDA Should Reform Priority Review Program To Encourage R&D Of, Access To New NTD Treatment, Prevention Options

POLITICO: The Zika loopholes Willo Brock, senior vice president of external affairs for the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development; Rachel M. Cohen, regional executive director for the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative North America; Jason Cone, executive director of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)-USA; and Lindsay McKenna, TB/HIV project officer…

Private Sector Global Health Investments Should Focus On Health Systems Building, Beware Of Vertical Approaches

The Wire: The Gates Foundation and the Anatomy of Philanthrocapitalism Urvashi Aneja, associate professor in international relations at the Jindal School of International Affairs “…While [the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s (BMGF)] philanthrocapitalism undoubtedly injects the much-needed financial resources into global development programs, it is important to pay attention to…

Public-Private Partnerships Create Opportunity To Engage China In Global Health Security

Forbes: China’s Contribution To Global Health Security Through Pharma Partnerships Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations and professor at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations “…[A] public-private partnership (PPP) can offer an integrated and systematic approach to the development and…

Most MDR-TB Patients Cannot Access Latest Treatments Because Of High Prices, MSF Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: New lifesaving drugs too expensive for most drug-resistant TB patients: MSF “Only two percent of people with the most severe cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) have access to the latest life-saving drugs because of their high price, the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on Monday.…

U.S., International Community Should Invest In Global Water Access

Los Angeles Times: Will the world’s next wars be fought over water? Peter Engelke, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative “…[W]ater can either contribute to peace and stability or, conversely, help destabilize vulnerable countries and regions around the world. … [W]hen water is not present in sufficient…

WHO Suspends Approval Of TB Products From India’s Svizera Labs, Supplier Of Generic Drugs To 70 Nations

International Business Times: WHO Suspends Tuberculosis Drugs From Major Indian Supplier “The World Health Organization (WHO) reportedly suspended its approval of all tuberculosis products made at India’s Svizera Labs citing unreliable manufacturing standards and quality management. The company is one of the largest suppliers of generic TB medicines to more…

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