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The Living Tree: Traditional Medicine and Public Health in China and India

The Living Tree: Traditional Medicine and Public Health in China and India (Hardback)

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This volume examines the various challenges in access to health issues and the role of intellectual property rights in access to drugs as well as the scope for using traditional medicine in public health. The volume examines the Health Impact Fund, a mechanism proposed to incentivize research and development in neglected diseases and enhance access to drugs. It also analyzes how China and India can cooperate in the traditional medicine sector: providing reviews on the status of traditional medicine in both countries, the challenges of regulating that sector in China and India, intellectual property rights, and industrial policy. This is a unique collection of research essays that makes a significant contribution to the debates about access to medicine and role of traditional medicine in public health. A team of experts from China, India, UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and the Philippines have contributed to the volume and include Fatima Alvarez-Castillo, Rosa Cordillera Castillo, David Coles, Lynn J. Frewer, T. C. James, Jing Liu, Jon Pedersen, Wu Qunhong, K. Satyanarayana, Sun Xiaoyun, Liu Yan, Li Zhe, and Gao Zhiqian.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyComplementary therapiesTraditional medicine & herbal remediesLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsIntellectual property lawMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHistory of medicineMind, Body & Spirit Publisher: Academic Foundation Publication Date: 30/08/2014 ISBN-13: 9789332700833  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Sachin Chaturvedi is a senior fellow at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a think tank with the government of India's Ministry of External Affairs. He is a former Global Justice Fellow at the MacMillan Center for International Affairs at Yale University. He is the author of two books and has published several research articles in various prestigious journals. Miltos Ladikas currently holds research fellow posts at the Centre for Professional Ethics at the University of Central Lancashire and the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. He has held research fellowships at the London School of Economics and the Science Museum in the UK as well as the European Academy in Germany. Guo Lifeng is associate professor at the Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED) in the Ministry of Science and Technology in Beijing, China. She has written many articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the coauthor of "IPR and International Competition: Industrial Technology and IPR Strategy." Krishna Ravi Srinivas is an associate fellow with RIS and managing editor of the "Asian Biotechnology and Development Review," a journal published with support from UNESCO. He was a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and was a visiting scholar at the law schools at the University of Pennsylvania and Indiana University. He has been a consultant to UNDESA, Anthropological Survey of India (ASI) and UNESCO. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is the former president of India and the author of several bestsellers, including "Ignited Minds."

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