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Global Health Impact: Extending Access to Essential Medicines

Nicole Hassoun


Every year 9 million people are diagnosed with tuberculosis, every day more than 13,400 people are infected with AIDs, every 30 seconds malaria kills a child. Many people suffer and die young because they cannot access essential medicines. This book argues that people have a right to access these medicines and proposes some new Global Health Impact labeling, investment, and licensing strategies that encourage pharmaceutical companies to improve global health (global-health-impact.org/new). The idea is to rate these companies based on their medicines’ impacts. Highly rated companies will get a ... More

Keywords: global health, Global Health Impact, human right, essential medicine, pharmaceutical companies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197514993
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197514993.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicole Hassoun, author
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Binghamton University