The European Union’s proposals to strengthen the pharmaceutical ecosystem are not ambitious enough to address health inequities The recent meeting of the European Union’s (EU) Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council on 13 June, was an opportunity for Health Ministers make proposals to  strengthen the pharmaceutical ecosystem in support of competitiveness and equitable […] Continue reading ->
For years, malaria has ruled mercilessly in certain regions of the world. Especially in Africa. Yet over the past decade, despite the absence of a malaria vaccine, one anti-malarial strategy sought to make a difference: more than 700 million doses of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) were distributed to young children, globally.  The evidence is now […] Continue reading ->
The call and response of “Yes we can, end TB” at the Multi-Stakeholder Hearing (MSH) on tuberculosis (TB) made one thing clear — the voices of the community will be heard. With negotiations of the UN Political Declaration now underway, what does the TB community expect to see? Members of the global TB community, including […] Continue reading ->
 The HIV pandemic has affected over 2.3 million people in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) European Region, with nearly 300 new diagnoses made daily in 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical turbulences in the region impacted the course of the HIV pandemic and the response, displacing populations, and disrupting access to care and HIV testing. […] Continue reading ->
As the United Nations multi-stakeholder meeting on universal health coverage (UHC) convenes on Tuesday afternoon in New York,  we urge that women health workers are properly recognized and rewarded The global health workforce crisis is no longer a looming possibility. It is a reality. Pre-pandemic the World Health Organization (WHO) projected a global shortage of […] Continue reading ->
Barriers to inclusive health are spurring African innovators into action. But to build an inclusive health system the continent needs to address structural inequalities – political, social and economic – and this will require that private and public partners alike embrace radical collaboration to support inclusive innovation. When public health graduate student, Jason Carmichael, arrived […] Continue reading ->
The momentum from last week’s World Malaria Day needs to translate into more resources to address the global funding shortfall to achieve 2030 malaria targets. Since the turn of the century, global partnership and sustained investment have completely transformed the fight against malaria – preventing two billion malaria cases, saving 11.7 million lives, and putting […] Continue reading ->
Access to universal healthcare remains a global challenge and even more pressing in the African region. While African-based researchers, scientists and innovators have the capability to make significant contributions towards building homegrown solutions, the continent lacks adequate financial investment in innovative pharmaceutical research and development (R&D). To achieve the African Union’s Agenda 2063 for a […] Continue reading ->