Developing countries and the struggle on the access to medicines front: victories won and lost


Muzaka, Valbona (2009) Developing countries and the struggle on the access to medicines front: victories won and lost. Third World Quarterly, 30, (7), 1343-1361. (doi:10.1080/01436590903134973).

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This paper seeks to put the spotlight on the ongoing contestations in the area of trade negotiations, global intellectual property rights and access to medicines. It aims to shows that these contests are real and have important consequences on how global public health needs are met and on the form and shape of the emerging global IPRs regime. More specifically, it shows how the coalition of some developing countries and international health NGOs has scored some victories and lost ground elsewhere on the IPRs- access to medicines battle which is taking place both at the multilateral and bilateral level. It concludes that developing countries’ coalition needs to be both on the offensive and on the defensive, so as to defend past victories, cut losses and win new victories simultaneously

Item Type: Article
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ISSNs: 0143-6597 (print)
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Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Politics and International Relations
ePrint ID: 71204
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:50
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/71204

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