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Chapter 32 - Evaluating Global Health Impact and Increasing Access to Essential Medicines

from Section 6 - Shaping the Future

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 February 2021

Solomon Benatar
Affiliation:
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Cape Town
Gillian Brock
Affiliation:
Professor of Philosophy, University of Auckland
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Summary

Imagine a world where people everywhere have access to the lifesaving drugs they need to fight diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV/AIDS. To help extend access to essential medicines, we have to understand the problem. Understanding the impact of key technologies on the global burden of disease is essential for policymakers to extend access to important medicines, to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3, and to fulfill everyone’s human right to health. The Global Health Impact (GHI) Index opens the door to positive change by considering how essential medicines for some of the world’s worst diseases are affecting global health. It provides new models measuring the effect of key HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis (TB), and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) medicines on death and disability over time.

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Global Health
Ethical Challenges
, pp. 406 - 415
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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