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WHO-led Discussion on COVID-19 Vaccines

2021 16 Jan

Under the umbrella of the World Health Organization, its Emergency Committee and several thousands of scientists looked into the challenges related to COVID-19 vaccine safety, efficacy and access.   You might also like: COVID-19 Vaccine: From Ethics of Early Access to Payments for Risk   T he meeting of the Emergency Committee... Read more

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Global Solidarity on #WorldAIDSDay

2020 01 Dec

Since 1988, each year on 1 December World AIDS Day is observed raising awareness of the ongoing AIDS pandemic and mourning those who have died of the disease.   You might also like: Zoom On: Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, International AIDS Society President   While for now the focus of the international community may be on the... Read more

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Global COVID-19 Response: “A Collective Failure”

2020 15 Sep

The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) has released its second report ‘A World in Disorder,’ in which it harshly criticises the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   You might also like: Assessing COVID-19 Response   Created in 2017 and formally launched in 2018, the GPMB is an independent monitoring and accountability... Read more

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Considerable Gaps with UHC

2020 02 Sep

Universal health coverage (UHC) means enabling all people to receive necessary healthcare services without experiencing financial burden. A new study (GBD 2019 Universal Health Coverage Collaborators 2020) has assessed progress on UHC effective coverage for 204 countries and territories over the past three decades (1990 to 2019).   You might... Read more

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WHO Survey Focusses on Disruptions to Essential Health Services

2020 01 Sep

Over 100 countries from five regions participated in the World Health Organization (WHO) survey on the impact of COVID-19 on health systems. The results show that in the overwhelming majority of countries, especially low- and middle-income ones, experienced disruption to their health services, including both routine and elective services as well... Read more

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FDA & MHRA Revoke COVID-19 Authorisations for Hydroxychloroquine

2020 16 Jun

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has revoked its emergency use authorisation for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as treatments for COVID-19. The U.K. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has followed suit, but Brazil criticised the decision and expanded the drugs’ use.   You might also like: Warnings about Potential... Read more

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Design Flaws of COVID-19 Clinical Trials

2020 10 Jun

A review of the registered clinical trials of potential treatments for COVID-19 suggests that in many cases the trial design lacks features key to scientific value, such as the use of control groups and patient and clinician blinding.   You might also like: EMA Fast-Tracking Procedures for COVID-19 Medicines   The... Read more

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COVID-19 Technology Access Pool is Launched

2020 29 May

Today, 29 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP), a global initiative aimed at making various health technologies and products, such as vaccines, tests and treatments to fight COVID-19, accessible to all.   You might also like: New Global Platform to Pool COVID-19 Data  ... Read more

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Potential COVID-19 Treatments: Some In, Some Out

2020 27 May

The UK health ministry has announced that the antiviral drug remdesivir would be made available to selected COVID-19 patients while the World Health Organization (WHO) is putting the hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine arm within the COVID-19 Solidarity Trial on hold.   You may also like : From Hydroxychloroquine and Remdesivir to Plasma Administration... Read more

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WHA Concludes with Landmark COVID-19 Resolution

2020 20 May

The 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) concluded on 19 May with its delegates adopting a landmark COVID-19 resolution co-sponsored by over 130 countries.   You may also like : Planning Your Surge Capacity: Useful Tools   The resolution calls for intensified efforts to contain the pandemic, availability of all essential health technologies... Read more