Tag Archives: United Nations

Medical R&D Convention Derailed: Implications for the Global Health System

Source: Journal of Health Diplomacy   This recent piece  by Kiddell-Monroe, Iversen and Gopinathan in the Journal of Health Diplomacy analyzes the proposed WHO Biomedical R&D Convention in the context of the global governance system. The authors argue that the failure of … Continue reading

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BRICS To Fight For Medicine As ‘Human Right’

Source: Business World 12th June 2013 Taking the fight for access to affordable medicines a step further, developing countries including India may join hands to propose a resolution on access to medicines at the ongoing session of the United Nations … Continue reading

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South to introduce resolution on access to medicines

Source: TWN New Delhi, 5 Jun (K. M. Gopakumar) — Developing countries are set to introduce a resolution on access to medicines at the current session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The 23rd regular session of the Human … Continue reading

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TRIPS Exemption Opposed By Obama Administration, Threatening Cost Spike For Drugs In Poorest Nations

Source: Huffington Post May20,2013 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is seeking to curb efforts to exempt the world’s poorest countries from expansive trade rules that would substantially increase the price of life-saving medicine and other products. The regulations would extend … Continue reading

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Organised crime approach to fraudulent medicines raises concerns

Source: Pharmabiz April 25,2013 Health: Organised crime approach to fraudulent medicines raises concerns Vienna, 23 Apr (K. M. Gopakumar) — A draft resolution for the consideration of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) further blurs the distinction … Continue reading

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AIDS Fight Hits Hurdle Over Funding

Global Economy Crimps Contributions to Developing Nations for Drugs Recently Shown to Curb Spread  Wall Street Journal By BETSY MCKAY And MARK SCHOOFS In advance of a major United Nations meeting on the global AIDS epidemic, public-health leaders face a … Continue reading

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