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dc.creatorSchroeder, Dorisen
dc.creatorChennells, Rogeren
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T18:21:27Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-12T18:21:27Zen
dc.date.created2008-03en
dc.date.issued2008-03en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMedicine and Law: The World Association for Medical Law 2008 March; 27(1): 53-69en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/512694en
dc.description.abstractIn May 2003, one of the most important benefit sharing agreements to date was signed in South Africa. The South African San Council and the South African Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research agreed to share the benefits derived from genetic research on the Hoodia plant. Payments to the San Council started in 2005 and could reach 1.3 million US Dollars per year for approximately 15 years. Members of the San community in Southern Africa are exposed to serious poverty, resulting in malnutrition and avoidable illnesses. The question we are interested in is: could benefit sharing in compliance with the Convention on Biological Diversity be a partial solution to lack of access to essential health care? In the first part of the paper, we shall briefly introduce the legal background of benefit sharing and the San case. In the second part of the paper, we shall argue that benefit sharing and access to essential health care should not be formally linked. We shall substantiate our claim by introducing practical, normative and so-called 'bigger picture' reasons against the link.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageengen
dc.source315140en
dc.subjectBenefit Sharingen
dc.subjectGenetic Researchen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectMarriageen
dc.subjectPovertyen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subject.classificationGenetic Patentsen
dc.subject.classificationResearch on Foreign Nationalsen
dc.titleBenefit sharing and access to essential health care: a happy marriage?en
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