Access to Medicines and Vaccines in the South: Coherence of Rules and Policies Applied by the European Union Commission

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Asp / Vubpress / Upa, 2012 - Medical - 282 pages
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In poor countries, access to affordable health care goes beyond the provision of cheap medicines and vaccines; it impinges on available health practitioners, the needed infrastructure, a forward-looking research strategy, and, above all, the deep understanding that no one should be deprived of medical attention. This important book considers such provisions and how policies and rules can be adapted at the national, regional, and international levels to meet the needs of patients in developing countries. With contributions from policymakers and legislators in the fields of trade, research, development, migration, and human rights, this discussion identifies some of the ways in which optimal levels of policy alignment can be reached in order to allow developing countries to access affordable health care.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgement
13
Chapter Two The international law and political economy
57
the WTO level
78
organizations in which the EC is involved
105
and access
127
Chapter Three The coherence of EU primary and secondary
137
broader access questions
174
Chapter Five Adjudicative coherence for access
195
A checklist for EU coherence
213
Epilogue
227
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Stephen Kingah is a research fellow at the United Nations University in Belgium.

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