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Long-Acting Injectable HIV Treatment Shows Promise In Clinical Trials

Associated Press: J&J, ViiV: 2 injections every month or 2 could control HIV “Preliminary testing of two long-acting injectable drugs indicates it might be possible to keep HIV at bay indefinitely with injections every month or two. Johnson & Johnson and partner ViiV Healthcare, which specializes in HIV drugs, on…

Gates Foundation Invests In Efforts To Increase Yellow Fever Vaccine Supplies

Quartz: The world is running short of yellow fever vaccines — and millions are at risk “…The resurgence of yellow fever in Africa is a classic tale of complacency: not only the routine immunizations aren’t kept up with the required levels, but the vaccine supply doesn’t match the world’s requirements.…

GHIT Fund Could Be Model For Global Health R&D Financing, Governance

Devex: How innovative financing and partnerships are transforming the infectious disease product pipeline BT Slingsby, CEO and executive director of the GHIT Fund “…In response to the lack of investment in products for infectious disease, Japan has created a pioneering model for global health R&D financing and governance. The first…

China, South Korea’s Insistence On Tariffs For Medical Device Industries Could Prevent Global Access To Life-Saving Technologies

Wall Street Journal: How Lower Tariffs Can Save Lives Nilanjan Banik, professor of economics at Mahindra Ecole Centrale and fellow at CUTS International, and Philip Stevens, director of the Geneva Network “…Negotiators are meeting in Geneva this week to bring lifesaving medical devices into [the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Information…

Ending AIDS Epidemic By 2030 Will Require Innovation, Technology, Partnerships

CNN: Alicia Keys: Don’t fail the children in Africa Alicia Keys, singer, HIV/AIDS activist, and co-founder of Keep a Child Alive “…At Keep a Child Alive, we not only strive to get more people tested and stay on treatment, we also look to address the issues that drive the HIV/AIDS…

SDGs Signal Shift In Development Spending, Results, The Economist Reports

The Economist: The Sustainable Development Goals: Beyond handouts “…[T]he SDGs are part of an important shift in thinking about development that is making it both more ambitious and more realistic. … Unwieldy as they are, they are not just a call for more handouts. The MDGs were meant to create…

Australia Should Accept U.S. Call For Longer Data Exclusivity On Medicines In TPP

The Hill: Australia should stop stalling negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Eric V. Schlecht, writer focused on budget and economic issues in Washington, D.C. “…The [Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)] needs to include robust protections for advanced medicines — or we risk derailing investment in future life-saving medical discoveries. … [R]egulators have…

Current Rate Of Progress On MDGs Must At Least Double To Meet Some SDGs, ODI Report Shows

The Guardian: ‘Revolution needed’ for world to meet sustainable development goals “…The London-based Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has chosen one key target in each of the 17 policy areas, and believes that more than half of them will be missed without what it calls a ‘revolution’: at least a doubling,…

New Global Partnership To Foster Sustainable Development ‘Data Revolution’

Project Syndicate: The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development Jeffrey D. Sachs, professor and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and special adviser to the U.N. secretary general on the Millennium Development Goals; Shaida Badiee, managing director and co-founder of Open Data Watch; Robert Chen, director of the Center…

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