Doha Declaration has failed to deliver cheap drugs to developing countries, Oxfam saysBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39035.647407.DB (Published 16 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1036
- Adrian O'Dowd
Efforts to improve access to drugs for people living in poorer countries have failed despite a worldwide agreement designed to tackle the issue, it has been claimed.
Oxfam has published a report on the fifth anniversary of the Doha Declaration, and claims that little has changed and in some cases things have worsened since the agreement was made dealing with the trade related aspects of intellectual property rights (TRIPS).
The formal trade declaration, aimed at putting health before profits, has not worked, says the report, and in a debate held last week in London to coincide with the report launch, a motion saying “This house …
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