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Local production of pharmaceuticals and health system strengthening in Africa

Mackintosh, M; Banda, G; Tunguhole, J; (2017) Local production of pharmaceuticals and health system strengthening in Africa. [Review]. German Health Practice Collection Green open access

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Abstract

Low-income populations in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) continue to suffer inadequate health care, undermined by poor access to medicines. In the context of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 and international commitments to universal health coverage (UHC), international intervention finances large-scale international procurement of medicines and supports health system strengthening. Meanwhile, pharmaceutical manufacturing in SSA is long established, and is currently being promoted by African governments and other actors including the African Union Commission (AUC), the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the East African Community (EAC), and supported also by external actors including Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). This Brief presents evidence for the actual and potential health and development benefits from creating stronger local and global linkages between these industrial and health agendas, and outlines how this can be done.

Type: Article
Title: Local production of pharmaceuticals and health system strengthening in Africa
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://health.bmz.de/ghpc/evidence_briefs/local_pr...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > STEaPP
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10044381
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