Tag: developing countries
This article argues that the exclusion of disabled people from international development organizations and research reflects and reinforces the disproportionately high representation of disabled people among the poorest of the poor. The paper commences with a brief exploration of the links between impairment, disability, poverty, and chronic poverty, followed by a discussion of ways in… Read more
HRC Report: This paper focuses on the complementary roles of Product Development Partnerships and Advanced Market Commitments as mechanisms to incentivise industry towards the development of health technologies for neglected diseases in developing countries.
HSRC REPORT: This paper discusses the value-added of Advance Purchase Commitments, how they could be used alongside other incentives and investment approaches and the potential impact they might have on different types of product, stages of product development and types of firms, especially regarding health technologies in poor countries.It also highlights the different taxonomies used… Read more
HSRC REPORT:This paper is an introduction to the key issues and debates in access to medicines (ATM) and drug regulation in developing countries. It outlines the current debates in ATM and regulation as well as providing details of the evidence base, including detailed references of studies and papers which have focused on specific issues and… Read more
HSRC REPORT: This briefing paper documents a variety of technology transfer experiences in the pharmaceutical sector between developing and developed countries and analyses the motivations behind these agreements.
HSRC REPORT: An overview paper of seven new studies commissioned by the Access to Medicines team at the Department for International Development which focused on issues of current concern and debate in developing countries. The paper also explores issues related to international trade, intellectual property and drug registration requirements. It explores how these policy trends… Read more
HSRC REPORT: This study describes the current context relating to access to medicines in Kenya , which currently obtains medicines from domestic and international sources. It also outlines the influence of TRIPS on availability of essential medicines in health centers in Kenya. It looks at how TRIPS flexibilities influence the importation of specific drugs and… Read more
HSRC REPORT: This paper addresses varied ways by which a non-producing country may lawfully utilise TRIPS flexibilities, and looks at the internal and external forces which negatively affect non-producing countries’ ability and willingness to use TRIPS-compliant flexibilities.
HSRC REPORT: This report provides an overview of the past 25 years at the shifting support for user fees in health and education, and reflections on the future.
HSRC REPORT: This study describes current drug regulation and registration processes in selected countries in order to understand how they affect the quality and availability of medicines in developing countries, develops policy recommendations as to how systems can more efficiently allow appropriate quality drugs to market, and discusses emerging challenges and requirements posed by compulsory… Read more
The world’s post-2015 development efforts will have the greatest impact on the world’s youngest children and those yet unborn. For many, the current global dialogue will largely determine the quality of their lives. Yet, these children remain voiceless in the current debates. As advocates for children and for sustainable human development broadly, now is the… Read more