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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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Three Lessons for Trade and Health

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

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Sharpening the Tools in the Pandemic-Ending Toolbox

After nearly two years of negotiation, the WTO makes a decision about COVID-19 vaccine production and access

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Tackling Food Security and Sustainability

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

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Behind Baby Formula and Drug Shortages

How supply chains break down for life-saving products

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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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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

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We Have the Demand, Now We Need the Supply

South Sudan jumped the vaccine hesitancy hurdle, but people are queuing up for shots that aren't there

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The Global COVID-19 Contract Conundrum

The critical role of contracts in determining access to COVID-19 vaccines

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Why U.S. Vaccine Nationalism Hurts India

Stockpiling COVID-19 jabs cannot be more important than saving human lives

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To Decolonize Global Health, We Must Examine the Global Political Economy

We cannot talk about decolonizing without discussing colonialism's most fundamental legacy in global health