Items tagged with Global health

Janssen announces new group targeting unmet global health needs (post)

Janssen Global Public Health to oversee R&D and access strategy development for growing portfolio of transformational medicines

Global health 2035 report: flawed projections (post)

Published online on 3 December, a Lancet Report developed a forward-looking investment agenda to attain dramatic health gains by 2035. The Report emphasises public revenue generation and public financing to be allocated to and within public health budgets especially for the poor populations in the low- and middle-income countries. And it asks for measures including, among others: full exemption of out-of-pocket expenses for the poor; poor-friendly pathways towards universal health coverage; heavy taxation on tobacco and other harmful substances; and reduction or elimination of energy subsidies on air-polluting fuels.

New report examines post-market safety surveillance for drugs, vaccines (post)

“To fight many of the diseases that plague the world’s poorest, we need tools — safe and effective drugs and vaccines that can reduce unnecessary suffering and afford millions the opportunity to lead healthy and productive lives. An essential part of having the right tools, and making sure that the right patients are getting and using them in the right way, is post-market safety surveillance…,” Trevor Mundel, president of Global Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes in the foundation’s “Impatient Optimists” blog. He highlights a Gates Foundation-supported report (.pdf), titled “Strengthening Post-Market Safety Surveillance in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.” He concludes, “This report represents innovative thinking in the field and has provided us with a plan for moving forward. Now it is our responsibility to work together on making it a reality” (2/17).

Congress budget pact good for global health but NIH cuts threaten US innovations (post)

New report from Global Health Technologies Coalition reveals a pipeline teeming with US-supported products, but neglect of National Institutes of Health is major concern

While HIV aid drops, overall global health spending shows “enduring support” (post)

While development assistance to middle and low-income countries for global health reached an all-time high last year, assistance for “the main infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, contracted on the whole,” according to the Financing Global Health 2013: Transition in an Age of Austerity report published by the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation.

Global health donor proliferation without coordination raises questions of redundancy, inefficiency, burdens to hosts — and impact (post)

In basic numbers, this is some of what the last decade of donor awakening has totaled up to across the global health landscape:

Kaiser Family Foundation releases infographic on U.S. global health funding (post)

The Kaiser Family Foundation has released “A Snapshot of U.S. Global Health Funding,” an infographic produced in partnership with the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) as part of a monthly series. “This month’s Visualizing Health Policy infographic shows global health funding’s share of the U.S. federal budget, the flattening of U.S. funds for global health during the 21st century, where U.S. dollars for global health are spent, the major areas receiving U.S. global health funding, and how the U.S. public overestimates the percentage of the federal budget that is spent on foreign aid” (4/22).

Students to universities: “We have a drug problem” (post)

BASEL — Students from around the world are gathering momentum to challenge their universities’ licensing policies and research and development systems. That was one of the messages emerging from the annual meeting of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) Europe.

UK APPG TB launches report into global health R&D (post)

Earlier this week the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Tuberculosis (TB) launched its 2014 report: "Dying for a Cure - Research and Development for Global Health" with a debate in Westminster Hall.

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