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Seven developing countries in Africa and Asia will be the first to take part in a new global health campaign aimed at directing aid more effectively at the basic needs of poor countries, Britain said on Wednesday.
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No bigger challenge faces the world than the need to improve access to health care in developing countries, GlaxoSmithKline CEO Jean-Pierre Garnier writes in response recent reports in Britain's Guardian and other international press regarding Oxfam's Cut the Cost campaign against world trade laws on drugs patents. Oxfam's report this week correctly identifies deep-seated barriers to the developing world's access to medicines: 'Household poverty, inadequate public spending and weak public-health infrastructures combine to place effective treatment beyond the means of the poor,' he continues. Yet the report does not focus on these real and fundamental problems. Instead, predictably and frustratingly, it chose to focus on the protection of intellectual property, demonizing the research-based pharmaceutical industry in the process, he writes.