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India and South Africa proposal would boost access to urgent health products during pandemic

Some of the world’s richest investment banks and hedge funds are draining developing countries of urgently needed funds to deal with the coronavirus crisis, says a new report from a coalition of charities and campaign groups.

Warning that benefits of debt suspension will flow into coffers of big banks without stronger action 

Campaigners call on peers to force government to listen to parliament on trade deals, to protect food standards and the NHS

Survivors of Covid-19 from 37 countries are among almost 1,000 people who have signed an open letter to pharmaceutical industry leaders calling for a ‘people’s vaccine’ and treatments that are available to all – free from patents. The letter comes on the eve of a high-level side event about the pandemic at the UN General Assembly in New York tomorrow (30 September).  

Global Justice Now legal challenge sees UK government criticised for secrecy over trade talks.

Published by Global Justice Now on 24 August, Nick Dearden’s new book is a comprehensive exposé of the corporate agenda behind the US trade deal.

Public health campaigners warn the government’s latest deal to secure advanced supplies of potential Covid-19 vaccines for the UK will fuel the global scramble to hoard vaccines by rich countries. (1) The government’s deals with Novavax and Janssen to purchase 90 million doses of a potential vaccine on a UK-first basis, undermines global efforts to ensure fair and world-wide access to Covid-19 vaccines. 
 

Public health and social justice organisations have warned that the government’s latest deal to secure advanced supplies of potential Covid-19 vaccines for the UK will fuel the global scramble to hoard vaccines by rich countries. The government’s move to purchase 60 million doses of a potential vaccine from pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKlein and Sanofi for the UK, undermines global efforts to ensure fair and world-wide access to Covid-19 vaccines. 
 

Our reaction to the government's obesity strategy, published today.

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Reaction to the news that the UK government is to make £2.9 billion of cuts to the international aid budget this year.

Public health and social justice organisations have warned that the government’s deal to secure advanced supplies of potential Covid-19 vaccines for the UK will fuel the global scramble to hoard vaccines by rich countries.

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