Multi-Sector Approaches on Improving Access to ARVs in China

in Book: Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Arv Medicines: Civil Society Resistance in the Global South, Chapter 3, Page 82-110

35 Pages Posted: 22 May 2018

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Xiangyu Wang

China Food and Drug Administration

Yuan Qiong Hu

University of London-School of Oriental and African Studies(SOAS), School of Law

Jia Ping

China Global Fund Watch Initiative

Date Written: July 6, 2009

Abstract

Since China launched its national HIV/AIDS treatment program in 2003, the issue of ARV access has become a major obstacle to expanding treatment and prolonging patients’ lives. Examining the efforts and limitations of multiple stakeholders in the process of attaining full access to ARVs in China, this paper presents and analyzes the problems surrounding ARV access in China from different standpoints, focusing on the epidemic situation, capacities and constraints on domestic production, legal and policy barriers hampering access to ARVs, and noteworthy civil society responses and advocacy for ARV access. This paper not only describes how national stakeholders play their respective roles in the process of reaching national objectives in terms of access to ARVs, but also offers a comparative view of international stakeholders and practices respectively.This comparison in turn assists us in exploring and testing out ways for China to overcome the obstacles blocking access to ARVs.

Keywords: intellectual property, patent law, access to medicines, China

Suggested Citation

Wang, Xiangyu and Hu, Yuan Qiong and Ping, Jia, Multi-Sector Approaches on Improving Access to ARVs in China (July 6, 2009). in Book: Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Arv Medicines: Civil Society Resistance in the Global South, Chapter 3, Page 82-110. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3174762

Xiangyu Wang

China Food and Drug Administration ( email )

Beijing
China

Yuan Qiong Hu (Contact Author)

University of London-School of Oriental and African Studies(SOAS), School of Law ( email )

Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square: College Buildings 541
London, WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom

Jia Ping

China Global Fund Watch Initiative ( email )

China

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