[Ip-health] WHO publication on trade and health now available

BAGOZZI, Daniela bagozzid at who.int
Fri Oct 9 09:46:40 PDT 2015


WHO publication on trade and health now available

Health and trade are strongly interconnected, with varying effects on public health. While trade can expand the availability of health products, intensified trade liberalisation - through bilateral free trade agreements - confronts national health authorities with increased movement of health personnel; medical tourism; higher levels of intellectual property protection impacting medicines’ prices; and harmful food products.

Trade and Health: Towards building a national strategy provides useful background information for policy-makers to formulate a coherent national response to trade-health issues. For example, it explains the way health experts can become more involved in free trade agreement negotiations so that they can protect public health against the negative fallout of trade liberalization.

  *   Trade and Health: Towards building a national strategy<http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/183934/1/9789241565035_eng.pdf?ua=1>



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