[Ip-health] Joseph Stiglitz on the role private sector(pharma) re:Ebola

Cancer Africa cancerafrica at gmail.com
Fri Nov 21 14:03:30 PST 2014


*"This is not so much a criticism of the private sector; after all, drug
companies are not in business out of the goodness of their hearts, and
there is no money in preventing or curing the diseases of the poor. Rather,
what the Ebola crisis calls into question is our reliance on the private
sector to do the things that governments perform best. Indeed, it appears
that with more public funding, an Ebola vaccine could have been developed
years ago
<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/health/without-lucrative-market-potential-ebola-vaccine-was-shelved-for-years.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Ar%2C%7B%221%22%3A%22RI%3A6%22%7D>.*
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Read more at
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/ebola-highlights-inequality-by-joseph-e--stiglitz-2014-11#TlQ8KCv4RuVdVelu.99


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Elizabeth Omondi
Cancer Africa
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