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Pills for the Poorest: An Exploration of TRIPS and Access to Medication in Sub-Saharan Africa

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ISBN13: 9780230282841
Published: August 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £65.00



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This important study examines the impact of the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on public health in sub-Saharan Africa by reference to empirical research conducted in Djibouti and Ghana. With its use of Actor-Network Theory (ANT), this work makes a significant contribution to socio-legal research.

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Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law, Other Jurisdictions , Africa
Contents:
Introduction: Global IP and Pills for the Poorest
1. TRIPS as Assemblage
2. From Global Scripts to Local Translation
3. From IP to Public Health in Djibouti and Ghana
4. Pharmaceutical Patents as Silent Regulatory Tools: Escaping Branded Drugs in Djibouti
5. Ghana, Pharmaceutical Patents and the Ambivalence of Generic Medicines
6. Global Movements, Changing Markets and the Reshaping of Health and Disease Conclusion