Improving access to essential medicines: How health concerns can be prioritised in the global governance system

Public Health Ethics 1 (2):83-88 (2008)
Abstract
Dr Devi Sridhar, Department of Politics and International relations, University of Oxford, All Souls College, High St, OX1 4AL UK, Email: devi.sridhar{at}politics.ox.ac.uk ' + u + '@' + d + ' '//--> Abstract This paper discusses the politics of access to essential medicines and identifies ‘space’ in the current system where health concerns can be strengthened relative to trade. This issue is addressed from a global governance perspective focusing on the main actors who can have the greatest impact. These include developing country coalitions and citizens in developed countries though participation in civil society organisations. These actors have combined forces to tackle this issue successfully, resulting in the 2001 Doha Declaration on Public Health. The collaboration has been so powerful due to the assistance of the media as well as the decision to compromise with pharmaceutical companies and their host countries. To improve access to essential medicines, six C's are needed: coalitions, civil society, citizenship, compromise, communication and collaboration. CiteULike Connotea Del.icio.us What's this?
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1093/phe/phn012
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 28,165
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Montréal Statement on the Human Right to Essential Medicines.Thomas Pogge - 2006 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 16 (1):97-108.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Access to Medicines.Thomas Pogge - 2008 - Public Health Ethics 1 (2):73-82.
Specifying Rights: The Case of TRIPS.G. Collste - 2011 - Public Health Ethics 4 (1):63-69.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
A Critique in Need of Critique.M. Peterson, A. Hollis & T. Pogge - 2010 - Public Health Ethics 3 (2):178-185.
GlaxoSmithKline and Access to Essential Medicines (B).N. Craig Smith & Anne Duncan - 2005 - Journal of Business Ethics Education 2 (1):123-132.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2009-12-21

Total downloads

24 ( #211,672 of 2,172,021 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #325,967 of 2,172,021 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums