Trade policy and the politics of access to drugs

Thomas, C. (2004) Trade policy and the politics of access to drugs In, Nana, Poku and Whiteside, Alan (eds.) Global Health and Governance HIV/AIDS. Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave Macmillan pp. 61-74.


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This volume brings together a collection of essays from researchers engaged in, or concerned with, the politics of global health. It addresses the power relations which drive global health strategies, frustrate the possibility of effective engagement and operate to relegate billions of people to a vulnerable and bleak future. From a broad engagement with the global health system, the volume focuses on arguably the most pressing public health issue of modern times - the effective global governance of HIV/AIDS. The underlying objective is to help generate a timely debate and understanding of the impact of globalization on health and the plight of the vulnerable.
Contents A Human Right to Health?; T.Evans Drug Access, Patents and Global Health: 'Chaffed and Waxed Sufficient'; M.Heywood Putting Gender into Helath and Globalization Debates: New Perspectives and Old Challenges; L.Doyal Trade Policy and the Politics of Access to Drugs; C.Thomas The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: The Politics of Global Health Governance; J.Collin, K.Lee & K.Bissell The Global AIDS Fund: Context and Opportunity; N.K.Poku Debt, Adjustment and the Politics of Effective Response to HIV/AIDS in Africa; F.Cheru Poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa; A.Whiteside Politics in the Hot Zone: AIDS and National Security in Africa; R.L.Ostergard, Jr HIV/AIDS and Older Women in Zambia: Concern for Self, Worry Over Daughters, Towers of Strength; C.Baylies The 'Nameless Fever': The HIV/AIDS Pandemic and China's Women; N.Renwick

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