Medicines and vaccines for the world's poorest: is there any prospect for public-private cooperation?

Schefler, Richard M and Pathania, Vikram (2005) Medicines and vaccines for the world's poorest: is there any prospect for public-private cooperation? Globalization and Health, 1 (10). p. 8. ISSN 1744-8603

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Abstract

This paper reviews the current status of the global pharmaceutical industry and its research and development focus in the context of the health care needs of the developing world. It will consider the attempts to improve access to critical drugs and vaccines, and increase the research effort directed at key public health priorities in the developing world. In particular, it will consider prospects for public-private collaboration. The challenges and opportunities in such public-private partnerships will be discussed briefly along with a look at factors that may be key to success. Much of the focus is on HIV/AIDS where the debate on the optimal balance between intellectual property rights (IPR) and human rights to life and health has been very public and emotive.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0001 Medicine and the state. Including medical statistics, medical economics, provisions for medical care, medical sociology
Depositing User: Vikram Pathania
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2014 13:46
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 09:46
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49291

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