Public Health Related Trips-Plus Provisions in Bilateral Trade Agreements

This policy guide highlights the adverse effects of bilateral trade agreements on public health and access to medicines in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. It provides policy, and technical guidance and assistance for national negotiators and implementers in the region. It argues that governments should be more proactive in setting the agenda for the global regulation of intellectual property, and provides specific advice about how governments can achieve this.

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Author: Mohamed K El Said, Publisher: World Health Organization, Year: 2010