Access to Medicines and Vaccines in the South
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How can developing countries maximize some of the beneficial rules and policies provided to them by the EU and international organizations to reduce public health plight in terms of inadequate access to medicines and vaccines? By navigating some of the complex European and international rules and policies that have hitherto been put in place to ease access to affordable healthcare, the author identifies ways in which policy makers and legislators can optimally use extant rules to enhance healthcare provision.
Access to affordable healthcare is a matter that is undergirded by many policy fields. These include intellectual property, research, migration and infrastructure. It equally encompasses a genuine sense of awareness that available healthcare is the decent minimum from which people should not be deprived. This is more so because there are rules and policies which countries of the South can avail themselves of to improve access for their populations.
This book uses the idea of coherence to indicate how policies and rules at the European and international pedestals could be adapted and adopted to assuage the access problems faced by developing countries.