Cuban Experience with Local Production of Medicines, Technology Transfer and Improving Access to Health
(2015; 76 pages) [Spanish]

Abstract

This report is aimed at showcasing how Cuba has developed its health technology production capacity to support its national health system that is recognized worldwide for attaining universal coverage and health indicators comparable to those of highly developed countries. The knowledge generated will be useful for other national health authorities and will enable health policy-makers to become acquainted with the Cuban experience with local production, technology transfer and access to health technologies and to select the ideas applicable to their situation. The study explores the evolution of the legal framework for health, intellectual property and industrial policy as they relate to health technologies.

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