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The Health Impact Fund: a potential solution to inequity in global drug access

Banerjee, Amitava; Pogge, Thomas

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Global health inequities persist despite significant increases in funding and a growing number of global health initiatives. Especially vulnerable to disease, the poor majority of the world's population currently cannot afford advanced medicines, and the diseases confined to the poor receive little attention from pharmaceutical research. As a complement to the existing intellectual property regime, we have proposed the Health Impact Fund (HIF) as a mechanism that would create incentives for the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBanerjee, Amitava
dc.contributor.authorPogge, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:52:50Z
dc.date.available2015-12-07T22:52:50Z
dc.identifier.issn0974-8466
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/27600
dc.description.abstractGlobal health inequities persist despite significant increases in funding and a growing number of global health initiatives. Especially vulnerable to disease, the poor majority of the world's population currently cannot afford advanced medicines, and the diseases confined to the poor receive little attention from pharmaceutical research. As a complement to the existing intellectual property regime, we have proposed the Health Impact Fund (HIF) as a mechanism that would create incentives for the development and optimal promotion of new high-impact medicines sold at the cost of manufacture. In this article, we outline the HIF and its ethical significance.
dc.publisherForum for Medical Ethics Society
dc.sourceIndian Journal of Medical Ethics
dc.titleThe Health Impact Fund: a potential solution to inequity in global drug access
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume7
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor220101 - Bioethics (human and animal)
local.identifier.absfor160609 - Political Theory and Political Philosophy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4379412xPUB52
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBanerjee, Amitava, University of Oxford
local.contributor.affiliationPogge, Thomas, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage240
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage243
local.identifier.doi.20529/IJME.2010.089
dc.date.updated2020-12-20T07:31:28Z
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