4340.1 Trade policy and access to medicines, vaccines and health commodities

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Trade policy is often developed through political processes and based on business considerations without the direct involvement of public health experts or consideration of public health effects. It is important for public health professionals to understand how to act within the political process and within the context of trade considerations in order to ensure that trade policy is based on public health impact. A variety of strategies are available to public health professionals to affect the development and implementation of trade policy.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify key elements of trade agreements that effect health. 2. Describe effective strategies for influencing the development and implementation of trade policy. 3. Identify the impact of recent efforts of public health advocates on trade policy.

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Organized by: Trade and Health Forum
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Social Work

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