Global north has forgotten that private sector wants ill-health

The increasing corporatisation of the health sector has meant that private interests not only play a huge role in determining policy, but also control licensing. This is a threat for countries like India.

May 19, 2020 by Newsclick

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the global response and preparedness with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. From the Global North’s view, pandemics and infectious diseases had increasingly become something only the poorer countries had to face, and this has affected their response. The increasing corporatisation of the health sector has meant that private interests not only play a huge role in determining policy, but also control licensing. This is a threat for countries like India.

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