Government leadership and ARV provision in developing countries


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dc.identifier.citation Nattrass, N. (2008). Government leadership and ARV provision in developing countries. Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Despite unprecedented international mobilisation to support universal provision of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), national governments continue to play the key role in determining access to treatment. Whereas some AIDSaffected countries have performed as well or better than expected given their level of development, institutional characteristics and demographic challenges (e.g. Thailand and Brazil), others (notably South Africa) have not. This paper argues that government leadership affects the 'economics' of antiretroviral (ARV) drug delivery in developing countries in profound ways. Access to HAART for citizens depends crucially on the commitment on the part of their national governments to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies over patented ARV prices, on their policy towards compulsory licensing, and on their commitment to public-health approaches to delivering HAART. Civil society has an important role to play in encouraging governments to become, and remain, committed to taking action to ensure sustainable and widespread access to HAART. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.source Centre for Social Science Research
dc.subject.other Government Leadership
dc.subject.other Aighly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)
dc.subject.other Developing Countries
dc.title Government leadership and ARV provision in developing countries en_ZA
dc.type Working Paper en_ZA 2016-05-12T08:12:06Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Research paper en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR) en_ZA
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