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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), pp. 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

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Published date: October 2009


Local EPrints ID: 71204
ISSN: 0143-6597
PURE UUID: 1a836d92-38c4-4ae1-b6ff-77e48b78b527

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Date deposited: 28 Jan 2010
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:01

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