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The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS: Intellectual Property and Access to Essential Medicines (Elgar Intellectual Property and Global Development series)

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The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS: Intellectual Property and Access to Essential Medicines (Elgar Intellectual Property and Global Development series)

'HIV/AIDS remains a major global health problem, despite the progress made in its prevention and treatment. Addressing this problem is not only a matter of more and better drugs, they need to be widely accessible and be affordable to the poor. This book makes, with a much welcomed interdisciplinary approach, an excellent contribution to understanding how the intellectual property regime can influence health policies and the lives of millions of people affected by the disease. The analysis provided by the various authors that contributed to this book will be of relevance not only to those working in the area of HIV/AIDS, but to those more broadly interested in public health governance and the role of intellectual property rights.'
- Carlos Correa, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

'This is an important, innovative and, at times, controversial collection. Inter-disciplinary in approach, this collection will have appeal to those concerned with the global injustice in the context of HIV/AIDS. Investigating the legal, political and economic determinants of access to essential medicines, this is thought provoking collection which will resonate with many in both the academic and public policy community.'
- Bryan Mercurio, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

This important book brings together leading scholars from multiple disciplines, including intellectual property, human rights, public health, and development studies, as well as activists to critically reflect on the global health governance regime.

The Global Governance of HIV/AIDS explores the implications of high international intellectual property standards for access to essential medicines in developing countries. With a focus on HIV/AIDS governance, the volume provides a timely analysis of the international legal and political landscape, the relationship between human rights and intellectual property, and emerging issues in global health policy. It concludes with concrete strategies on how to improve access to HIV/AIDS medicines.

This interdisciplinary, global, and up-to-date book will strongly appeal to academics in law, international relations, health policy and public policy, as well as students, policymakers and activists.

Contributors include: F.M. Abbott, O. Aginam, T. Amin, L. Biron, A. Denburg, G.E. Evans, J. Harrington, J. Harrison, K. Lee, K.C. Shadlen, P.K. Yu

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