Utilizing TRIPS Flexibilities for Public Health Protection Through South-South Regional Frameworks
(2004; 110 pages) [Spanish] View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentTHE SOUTH CENTRE
View the documentPREFACE
View the documentABBREVIATIONS
View the documentEXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Close this folderI. INTRODUCTION
View the documentI.1 The Rationale for and Scope of the Study
View the documentI.2 The Study Process and Methodology
View the documentI.3 Parts of the Study
Open this folder and view contentsII. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ACCESS TO ESSENTIAL MEDICINES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Open this folder and view contentsIII. CONSTRAINTS ON NATIONAL EFFORTS TO IMPLEMENT TRIPS FLEXIBILITIES FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PURPOSES
Open this folder and view contentsIV. OVERCOMING CONSTRAINTS IN THE USE OF TRIPS FLEXIBILITIES THROUGH SOUTH-SOUTH REGIONAL FRAMEWORKS
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View the documentBIBLIOGRAPHY
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I.3 Parts of the Study

The study is divided into four main parts. The first part provides a brief background on the debate about patents and access to medicines in developing countries as well as an overview of the public health-related TRIPS flexibilities. The second part then identifies the constraints that developing countries face in their efforts to use TRIPS flexibilities for the promotion and protection of public health. The third part analyses, assesses and considers various possibilities for utilizing south-south regional frameworks to overcome the identified constraints in the use of TRIPS flexibilities for public health purposes. Finally, the fourth part draws some conclusions and summarizes the various recommendations made in the study on how developing countries can utilize regional cooperation mechanisms in the South to enhance their capacities to use TRIPS flexibilities for public health promotion and protection.

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