access to medicines

access to medicines

Trading Away Access to Medicines

Access to medicines poses a critical challenge in developing countries: prices are high, and new or adapted medicines and vaccines to address diseases of the developing world are lacking.

GSK breaks industry ranks to improve access to medicines

17 Feb – Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline should be congratulated for breaking industry ranks and taking a major step toward helping poor people in developing countries to get better access to medicines, says international agency Oxfam. However GSK’s initiative this week is just the beginning.

Blind Optimism

The realization of the right to health for millions of people in poor countries depends upon a massive increase in health services to achieve universal and equitable access.

Put public first, and provide healthcare for all

Good healthcare is a fundamental right, not a luxury. But in poor countries, the growth of private sector provision means healthcare is often either too expensive, or such low quality it risks lives.

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