Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91791
Authors: 
Bhalotra, Sonia R.
Pogge, Thomas
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Policy Paper 38
Abstract: 
Interventions that improve childhood health directly improve the quality of life and, in addition, have multiplier effects, producing sustained population and economic gains in poor countries. We suggest how contemporary global institutions shaping the development, pricing and distribution of vaccines and drugs may be modified to deliver large improvements in health. To support a justice argument for such modification, we show how the current global economic order may contribute to perpetuating poverty and poor health in less-developed countries.
Subjects: 
disease-poverty trap
infant mortality
mother-child transmission of health
globalization
patents
justice
Health Impact Fund
JEL: 
I2
I18
J18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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