United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Harness TRIPS Flexibilities to Promote access to medicines in Mozambique

Aquinaldo Mandlate According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), at least 400 million people lack basic healthcare and 1.6 billion live in countries where there is weak national capacity to deliver basic health services, posing a huge challenge to global health. Mozambique records high deaths due to non-communicable diseases including HIV (24%), malaria (15%), respiratory infections (6%), and diarrhoea (4%). There are challenges accessing essential medicines to treat these illnesses in rural areas and in some urban centres where a capitalist private sector controls distribution and sale of essential drugs. This contribution analyses Mozambique’s legal and regulatory framework on…
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