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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
 

Based on author's thesis (doctoral - University of Tasmania, 2014) issued under title: Patents for pharmaceuticals and access to affordable medicines: towards an all-encompassing access paradigm for Africa.

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ISBN 9781138343382
Barcode 9781138343382
Release Date 1 May 2019 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ayodeji Owoeye, Olasupo
Series Routledge Research in Intellectual Property
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ISBN-13 9781138343382
ISBN-10 1138343382
Stock Release date is 1 May 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Release Date 1 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ayodeji Owoeye, Olasupo
Series Routledge Research in Intellectual Property
Category Social Law
Intellectual Property, Copyright & Patents
Number of Pages 296
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Patents (International law), Pharmacy - Law and legislation - Africa, Drugs - Africa - Patents
NBS Text Law: General & Reference
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 346.60486
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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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Author's Bio

Olasupo Owoeye, LL.B, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.

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