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Trade

The links between trade and health extend back to the earliest human settlements, but globalization has brought these spheres together as never before. This section examines the issues that have led to an even closer intersection between trade and health, asks how they impact the poor, and explores the tensions that arise between the goals of protecting and promoting health and generating wealth through trade.

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Tackling Food Security and Sustainability

At last week's World Trade Organization ministerial conference, negotiators found their sea legs

Behind Baby Formula and Drug Shortages

How supply chains break down for life-saving products

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COVID-19 Lessons, Free Trade and Industrial Politics: The Globalization Mismatch

Why a new approach to international cooperation and globalization should be developed

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Why Investing in Cold Chain Technologies Will Improve Health Outcomes

Failure to maintain an unbroken cold chain is among the top reasons vaccines are discarded.

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A "Radical Plan" to Produce Vaccines Locally

Science reporter Amy Maxmen discusses "the hub" and the making of her new podcast for Big Picture Science

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Trade Law Confronts an Exceptional Global Health Crisis

How should the trade system change after the pandemic?

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COVID-19 "Vaccinodromes" and the Power of Partnership

How government-NGO collaborations can boost vaccination in Africa

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How Russia's Invasion Shot Down Sputnik V

Russia's decision to invade Ukraine hinders the use and distribution of its vaccine worldwide

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Three Lessons for Trade and Health

What the COVID-19 pandemic taught us about the relationship between trade and health

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Spotify's COVID-19 Controversy

How artists Neil Young and Joni Mitchell took a stand against COVID-19 disinformation

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mRNA Therapeutics: The Technology That Saved the World

COVID-19 vaccines catapulted mRNA technology into the spotlight, and now it's used to cure previously untreated diseases