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Disease unites the world. So
does the impact of unbridled capitalism. Rich and poor countries alike, came
together this week to take first steps to understand why medicines cost as much
as they do. The 72nd World Health Assembly that convened in Geneva,
resolution to push for
greater transparency around the prices of drugs, but fought...
When global health policy wonks talk about
the financing pressures of the World
Health Organization, there is a certain kind of despondency. Many of the 194 of
its member states do not want
to cough up more money to enable WHO to do what it must. Not only that, they
also want WHO to do more than it does.
As a result, it has forced the insti...
When the Tedros administration assumed office in 2017,
there was some apprehension in certain sections of the global health community,
about the extent to which WHO would protect and pursue the contentious issue of
access to medicines.
Less than two years on, one can be fairly convinced that
this administration is serious in leading from th...