ISBN-10:
0754636216
ISBN-13:
9780754636212
Pub. Date:
03/01/2004
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
International Public Health and Business: Patients' Rights vs. the Protection of Patents

International Public Health and Business: Patients' Rights vs. the Protection of Patents

by Yves Beigbeder

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International Public Health and Business: Patients' Rights vs. the Protection of Patents

The acceptance by the United Nations and the World Health Organization of profit-seeking entities as partners along with the governments they serve and the non-governmental organizations that they share goals and values with, raises questions about the extent and limits of the permissible interaction with those entities in formulating and making decisions, says Beigbeder (Webster U., Geneva, Switzerland). She reviews specific international public health issues and programs from the perspective of the WHO, and surveys its interaction and that of other intergovernmental organizations with profit-seeking enterprises, business-issued foundations, and international NGOs as monitors, critics, and advocates. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754636212
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/01/2004
Series: Global Health Series
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Presentationsvii
Forewordix
List of Abbreviationsxiii
Introduction1
Part IThe United Nations and the World Health Organization
1United Nations Organizations and Business15
2The World Health Organization and Business29
Part IISetting International Public Health Policy
3The Promotion of Breastfeeding45
4Essential Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Industry59
5The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic73
Part IIIPublic-Private Partnerships for Health
6Controlling Onchocerciasis87
7The Eradication of Poliomyelitis95
8Fighting Malaria and Tuberculosis105
9Vaccines and Immunization117
Part IVFighting the Industry
10Tobacco, the Perfect 'Foe'131
Conclusion149
Bibliography161
Index171

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