Developing Countries, Donor Leverage, and Access to Bird Flu Vaccines
AbstractIn early 2007, the Indonesian government decided to withhold its bird flu virus samples from WHO’s collaborating centres pending a new global mechanism for virus sharing that had better terms for developing countries. The 60th World Health Assembly subsequently resolved to establish an international stockpile of avian flu vaccines, and mandated WHO to formulate mechanisms and guidelines for equitable access to these vaccines. Are there analogous opportunities for study volunteers or donors of biological materials in clinical trials or other research settings to exercise corresponding leverage to advance health equity?
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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2007
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avian flu vaccines; global health equity; international health security; essential medicines; public patents;
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