Improving access to affordable drugs is a complex issue for developing countries that has been tackled in various ways, from strengthening national research infrastructure to compulsory licensing for generic drugs.
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Funding for programmes that target major diseases should be matched by investment in the health systems that underpin them, says Ghana's Irene Akua Agyepong.
3 April 2013
By measuring the right things, health providers can improve HIV response and save lives, says Stefano Bertozzi of the Gates Foundation.
27 December 2012
A cheap vaccine developed in India against rotavirus could add substantially to protection against diarrhoea.
16 May 2013
Urgent action is needed to head off a cancer epidemic in Latin America and the Caribbean, warns an international group of specialists.