Improving access to quality healthcare remains a key area of action for the member states of the United Nations. As they gather in New York for the 74th UN General Assembly, focus is upon the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. This paper adds to this debate by providing international trade policy suggests that would enhance universal healthcare by reducing unnecessary medicine costs and accelerating access to medicine.
It’s difficult to achieve innovation without the protection of ideas, and as a growing share of global economic value creation and exchange has become knowledge-based, intellectual property rights and protections have become an increasingly important facet of global trade. This category includes all GTIPA-member reports addressing trade and IP issues.