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Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines in Africa: A Regional Framework for Access

Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines in Africa: A Regional Framework for Access (Hardback)

By Owoeye, Olasupo

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A major target of Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015 is the elimination of `the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases' and combating `hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases'.... Intellectual property (IP) has been identified as one of the factors impeding access to affordable medicines in developing countries, especially in relation to the HIV pandemic. This book examines the scope of the existing flexibilities in international IP law for promoting access to medicines. It analyses the factors accounting for the under-utilisation of the flexibilities in Africa and the measures that African countries may adopt to address the intellectual property barriers to access to medicines. It explores the regional strategies that Africa can adopt to resolve the tension between IP regimes and access to medicines. It also highlights how trade liberalisation and regional integration can play crucial roles in enhancing the use of TRIPS flexibilities, local pharmaceutical manufacturing and access to medicines in Africa. By adopting qualitative research methods to investigate how African countries may effectively use IP to serve public health purposes through the stratagem of regional integration, this book will be a valuable contribution to the existing literature on intellectual property.
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ISBN 9781138343382
Released NZ 16 Jul 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Routledge Research in Intellectual Property
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ISBN-13 9781138343382
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 16 Jul 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Owoeye, Olasupo
Series Routledge Research in Intellectual Property
Category Social Law
Intellectual Property, Copyright & Patents
Number of Pages 270
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Dewey Code 346.60486
Weight 567g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Drugs - Patents - Africa, Pharmacy - Law and legislation - Africa, Patents International law
NBS Text Law: General & Reference
ONIX Text College/higher education

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