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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 issues in access to health issues and the role of intellectual property rights in access to drugs and the scope for using traditional medicine in public health. A team of experts from China, India, UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway and the Philippines have contributed to this volume. The volume examines Health Impact Fund, a mechanism that is proposed to incentivise R&D in neglected diseases and enhance access to drugs, and analyses how China and India can cooperate in traditional medicine sector besides providing reviews on the status of traditional medicine in both countries and the challenges before that sector in China and India in regulation, intellectual property rights and industrial policy. This is a unique volume that makes a significant contribution to the debates on access to medicine and role of traditional medicine in public health.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyComplementary therapiesTraditional medicine & herbal remediesLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsIntellectual property lawMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHistory of medicineMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesPublic health & preventive 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 works on, inter alia, development cooperation policies and South-South cooperation, and science, technology and innovation policies.Miltos Ladikas currently holds Research Fellow posts at the Centre for Professional Ethics, University of Central Lancashire, UK and the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. His professional background covers the areas of technology assessment, public perceptions of S&T, ethics in S&T policy and science and development.Guo Lifeng is Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED), Ministry of Science and Technology, Beijing, China. Her research interests include science and technology polices and IPR issue in International trade.Krishna Ravi Srinivas is an Associate Fellow with RIS, a policy research think tank based in New Delhi, India. He has written on, inter alia, IPRs, open source and open innovation models, traditional knowledge, and climate change and technology transfer.

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