Joséphine De Ruyck

World Health Assembly approves resolution on combatting tuberculosis

The World Health Assembly on 21 May approved a resolution on global strategy and targets for tuberculosis prevention, care and control after 2015, which includes a new multi-sectoral strategic approach and bold targets to bring an end to the global epidemic by 2035.

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World Health Assembly approves plan to strengthen access to essential medicines

World Health Organization members tonight approved a resolution aimed at improving access to essential medicines. Agreement came after a compromise on a proposed provision referencing other medicines that are not qualified as essential medicines.

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WHA: Experts discuss methods for innovation, access for MICs

Country officials, academics and leading global health advocates this week raised one of the key concerns of this year’s World Health Assembly: innovation and access to medicines in middle-income countries. Government procurement strategies, voluntary and compulsory licensing, de-linkage models and UNITAID mechanisms were among some of the solutions put forward.

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