Health and Gender

Health and Gender - o Spread of the wealth medicine help o...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Health and Gender HIV/AIDS South African case o Access to medicines South Africa passes a law in 1998 to allow parallel importation o 39 US-based pharmaceutical companies do not like this they liked the differential pricing need access to cheaper drugs AIDS became a huge deal in the media o People started to care a lot about the issues o Lead to a movement in the US as well Responsible to developing countries? Should we be helping other countries when we have such issues ourselves? Vertical delivery vs. Horizontal capacity Vertical delivery o Top down approach Pouring money into an issue o Rich countries put together programs to help other countries o The vertical approach is not meeting the needs of the world There is a concentration on the “popular” or profitable drugs, not the most needed drugs Horizontal Capacity o Ability of the country to get help to its population
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: o Spread of the wealth, medicine, help o Vertical delivery my be hindering a countries ability to meet the needs of all its people Gender: Women’s rights • Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW) o UN committee o Protection of women’s right and opportunities • Very complicated issue when it goes into other countries with different cultures and customs Sovereignty, Respect for other cultures, and human rights • Very hard to put a stop to something due to a countries sovereignty • People perceive a want to help as imperialism • Insist of top down legal change? Or invest in resources partnering with NGOs and indigenous women’s groups? o RAWA Indigenous group fighting for their rights (Pakistan) • Education for females is extremely important o...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 2

Health and Gender - o Spread of the wealth medicine help o...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online