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The emergence of global health partnerships as facilitators of access to medication in Africa: A narrative policy analysis

Ngoasong, Michael Zisuh (2009). The emergence of global health partnerships as facilitators of access to medication in Africa: A narrative policy analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 68(5) pp. 949–956.

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Over the last decade global health partnerships (GHPs) have been formed to provide a better policy response to Africa’s health problems. This paper uses narrative policy analysis to explain the historical processes and challenges facing national and global health policy in facilitating access to medication in African countries. An overview of the historical context of events leading to the creation of GHPs is followed by a content and context analysis of two GHPs – Roll Back Malaria partnership and the Accelerating Access Initiative. The historical narratives implicitly reflect the context in which policy decisions are produced and implemented. The deployment of GHPs in Africa reflects a convergence of the competing and conflicting narratives, in relating to strategies previously promoted by various multilateral and bilateral development agencies, international civil society organizations, and the private commercial industry to facilitate access to medication.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2008 Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN: 0277-9536
Keywords: global health partnership; health policy; HIV/AIDS; malaria; narrative policy analysis; medication; Africa
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Institute for Innovation Generation in the Life Sciences (Innogen)
Item ID: 37925
Depositing User: Michael Ngoasong
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2013 08:41
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 22:13
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