Least Developed Countries
Implementation of TRIPS and Access to Medicines for HIV after January 2016: Strategies and Options for Least Developed Countries
This document seeks to analyse how LDCs have utilized the 2016 extension to facilitate the production and access to HIV and other medicines for their populations; discuss what can be done to maximize the opportunities provided by the current extensions; describe the potential implications of LDCs having to implement the TRIPS Agreement with respect to pharmaceuticals and test data protection; fill the gaps in the understanding of the process for further extension of the transition period for pharmaceutical products; and provide recommendations on how LDCs should proceed to seek further extensions
A major new health workers index by Save the Children has ranked the best and worst countries for a child to fall sick in — with Chad and Somalia at the bottom and Switzerland and Finland at the top.
The index measures not only how many health workers there are, but also their reach and impact.
It shows that children living in the bottom 20 countries — which fall below the WHO minimum threshold of just over two health workers for every thousand people – are five times more likely to die than those further up the index.