Austin, Texas-based TFF Pharmaceuticals inked a worldwide exclusive licensing deal with Hellerup, Denmark’s Union Therapeutics for the use of TFF’s Thin Film Freezing technology in combination with niclosamide for Covid-19 treatments.

Cancer will claim the lives of 9.6 million people in 2018, accounting for one in eight of all deaths among men and one in 11 among women, the WHO’s cancer research agency said.

Philanthropist Bill Gates’ fund is aimed at wiping out the disease in seven of the region’s countries and the Dominican Republic.

At least half the world’s population is unable to access essential health services and many others are forced into extreme poverty by having to pay for healthcare they cannot afford, the World Health Organization said.

U.S. congressional committee members warned that Washington’s funding of the World Health Organization’s cancer research agency could be halted unless it is more open about its operations.

The Philippines has ordered French drugmaker Sanofi to stop the sale, distribution and marketing of its Dengvaxia dengue vaccine in the country.

A Zika vaccine Sanofi SA dropped during September 2017 under political pressure over pricing produced strong responses in more than 90 percent of those taking part in an early-stage clinical trial, U.S. researchers reported.

The Philippines ordered a probe on Monday into the immunization of more than 730,000 children with a vaccine for dengue that has been suspended following an announcement by the French drug company Sanofi that it could worsen the disease in some cases.

One in 10 drugs sold in developing countries is fake or substandard, leading to tens of thousands of deaths with many of them of African children given ineffective treatments for pneumonia and malaria, health officials said.

Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical moved ahead in the race to develop a vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, with the start of a clinical trial program backed by the U.S. government.