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Making Medicines in Africa: The Political Economy of Industrializing for Local Health

Mackintosh, Maureen; Banda, Geoffrey; Tibandebage, Paula and Wamae, Watu eds. (2016). Making Medicines in Africa: The Political Economy of Industrializing for Local Health. International Political Economy. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

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The importance of the pharmaceutical industry in Sub-Saharan Africa, its claim to policy priority, is rooted in the vast unmet health needs of the sub-continent. The book is a collective endeavour, by a group of contributors with a strong African and more broadly Southern presence, to find ways to link technological development, investment and industrial growth in pharmaceuticals to improving access to essential good quality medicines, as part of moving towards universal access to competent health care in Africa. We aim to shift the emphasis in international debate and initiatives towards sustained Africa-based and African-led initiatives to tackle this huge challenge. Without the technological, industrial, intellectual, organisational and research-related capabilities associated with competent pharmaceutical production, and without policies that pull the industrial sectors towards serving local health needs, the African sub-continent cannot generate the resources to tackle its populations’ needs and demands.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2016 Editorial matter, selection and introduction Maureen Mackintosh, Geoffrey Banda, Paula Tibandebage and Watu Wamae, individual chapters, their respective authors
ISBN: 1-137-57133-0, 978-1-137-57133-5
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Industrial productivity, health sector performance and policy synergies for inclusive growth. (D-11-020-MM)ES/J008737/1ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Extra Information: Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License.
Keywords: Africa; local pharmaceutical production; access to medicines; technological capabilities; industrial development; health-industry interactions
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Economics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 44582
Depositing User: Maureen Mackintosh
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2015 11:15
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 23:04
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