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Salaries and incomes of health workers in sub-Saharan Africa
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Investigation of pay structures for health workers in the public sector in sub-Saharan Africa; the adequacy of incomes for health Workers; the management of public-sector pay; and the fiscal and macroeconomic factors that impinge on pay policy are investigated. Expand
The 'diagonal' approach to Global Fund financing: a cure for the broader malaise of health systems?
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A transformation of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria into a Global Health Fund is feasible, but only if accompanied by a substantial increase of donor commitments to the Global fund is accompanied by measures to safeguard its exceptional features. Expand
The U.S. Proposal for an Intellectual Property Chapter in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
This article takes advantage of the breach in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation’s secrecy to contribute to a new and growing collection of published scholarship on leaked proposals forExpand
The Impact of the International Monetary Fund's Macroeconomic Policies on the Aids Pandemic
  • Brook K. Baker
  • Economics, Medicine
  • International journal of health services…
  • 1 April 2010
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If IMF pressures persist, developing countries will continue to undermine the additionality of donor health financing by substituting donor for domestic financing, refusing to invest in recurrent costs for medicines and health workers, and neglecting needed investments in health infrastructure and health system strengthening. Expand
Using global health initiatives to strengthen health systems: A civil society perspective
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Civil society's perspective regarding the effects of two GHIs, the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, on country health systems and the added value of civil society interacting with GHIs to strengthen health systems are detailed. Expand
Public Interest Analysis of the US TPP Proposal for an IP Chapter
This briefing paper provides preliminary analysis of two leaked U.S. proposals for an intellectual property chapter in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The U.S. proposal, if adopted,Expand
Arthritic Flexibilities for Accessing Medicines: Analysis of WTO Action Regarding Paragraph 6 of the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health
As recognized by the U.N. Millennium Development Goals Project, the burden of untreated, but treatable, disease in developing countries is staggering.' For example, over 40 million people are livingExpand
The danger of in-kind drug donations to the Global Fund
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Key arguments against two underexplored aspects of drug donations to GFATM are presented— namely, their distortion of market incentives and their adverse eff ects on therapeutic options. Expand
Trans-Pacific Partnership Provisions in Intellectual Property, Transparency, and Investment Chapters Threaten Access to Medicines in the US and Elsewhere
Brook Baker describes the potential harms to global health from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement and its failure to balance the interests of patients and the public with those of industry.
Data exclusivity exceptions and compulsory licensing to promote generic medicines in the European Union: A proposal for greater coherence in European pharmaceutical legislation
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EU pharmaceutical legislation should be amended to allow waivers to data and market exclusivity in cases of public health need and when a compulsory or government use license has been issued, modelled after existing waivers in the EU Regulation on compulsory licensing of patents. Expand
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