Local health and industrialisation in Africa

December 15, 2015

In collaboration with Palgrave Macmillan, researchers from a DEGRP-funded project on Industrial productivity, health sector performance and policy synergies for inclusive growth have released their project’s flagship publication: ‘Making Medicines in Africa: the Political Economy of Industrializing for Local Health’.

Edited by Maureen MackintoshGeoffrey BandaPaula Tibandebage, and Watu Wamae, the book brings together reflections from a diverse group of contributors on the importance of the pharmaceutical industry in sub-Saharan Africa. Against a backdrop of ongoing unmet health needs, the authors aim to find ways to link technological development, investment and industrial growth in pharmaceuticals for improved access to good quality medicines, and – in the longer term – universal access to competent health care in Africa.

The book is available online open access and can be downloaded for free.