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Understanding the developing role of global health partnerships on access to medication: an STS perspective

Ngoasong, Michael Zisuh (2010). Understanding the developing role of global health partnerships on access to medication: an STS perspective. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 30(1) pp. 33–42.

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Abstract

A conceptual framework for studying the role of global health partnerships (GHPs) in determining policy practices on access to medication is presented. Although GHPs are of a practical nature, they are implicitly theory informed. The narratives used by GHP partners in relating to access to medication have theoretical origins. Building on the theoretical literature on models and the notion of embodied knowledge found in science and technology studies, GHPs are conceptualized as models that mediate between theory and practice. The proposed framework can be used to investigate the role of theory in the creation of GHP models and how the models shape global and national policy practices. A social constructivist approach is suggested as a suitable method for empirical analysis.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1552-4183
Keywords: health policy; global health partnerships; access to medication; social constructivism
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)
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Item ID: 38000
Depositing User: Michael Ngoasong
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 13:06
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 22:10
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38000
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