Category Archives: Organizations

WHO Calls On Countries To Scale Up Hepatitis Services, Invest In Elimination

Source: Health Policy Watch 31st July 2019   80 percent of people with viral hepatitis lack access to services for prevention, testing & treatment. To address this gap, the World Health Organization calls on countries to invest in scaling up hepatitis … Continue reading

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New Cancer Drugs Top Entries On WHO Essential Medicines List

Source: Health Policy Watch 23rd July, 2019   WHO has added ten new cancer drugs, including some pricey ones, to its 2019 Essential Medicines List, which provides global guidance to countries and health systems about drugs deemed most essential to patients and … Continue reading

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WHO Launches Campaign to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance; Most Countries Fail to Report Aggregate Drug Use

Source: Health Policy Watch 19th June, 2019   The World Health Organization (WHO) today launched a global AWaRe campaign, which aims to support national health systems to make more judicious use of lifesaving drugs so as to combat a worldwide trend of … Continue reading

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WHO’s EB Considers New Ways To Work With NGOs – Some Countries Criticise Activists’ Role At WHA 72

Source: Health Policy Watch 4th June, 2019   In the wake of a World Health Assembly that became a focus of intense activist and social media attention over a WHO resolution on medicines price transparency, member states are now looking at new … Continue reading

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UK government refuses to sign up to WHO pricing transparency resolution

Source: Pharmafile 4th June, 2019     The UK government has refused to sign up to a global resolution on transparency in drug pricing which urges governments to share information on the prices they pay for drugs. The draft resolution would … Continue reading

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Future Of Drug Pricing Resolution Hangs In Balance At World Health Assembly

Source: Health Policy 24th May, 2019   The fate of a potentially game-changing World Health Assembly resolution that would support greater national and global transparency in drug pricing remained in the balance today as the country co-sponsors tabled a resolution riddled … Continue reading

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WHO drug pricing talks may fail to end secrecy, activists fear

Source: Reuters 24th May, 2019   GENEVA (Reuters) – Governments are working on a drug pricing transparency deal at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual assembly, but activists said on Thursday they fear crucial costs may be left out, enabling pharmaceutical … Continue reading

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