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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The WTO Cell in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare works on ascertaining impacts on public health due to globalisation and suggests ways to formulate effective legislation and policy initiatives to deal with it.

In particular, the function of the WTO Cell includes providing technical assistance to the MoH&FW in the area of international trade related agreements, such as TRIPS, GATS, SPS and TBT.

Since its inception, the WTO cell has organized workshops with a view to raise issues of concern as well as commissioned studies to fill gaps in existing information. Some of studies undertaken include impact of TRIPS on drug prices, competition law policy, and impact of off-shoring of clinical trials amongst others. The WHO along with the MOFHW is committed to strengthening the understanding and analyzing the implications of trade agreements on access to medicines and health care in India.

The Scientist, the Patent and the Mangoes - Tripling the Mango Yield in the Philippines

By Elizabeth March, WIPO Magazine Editorial Team** Source: WIPO Magazine Issue No. 6/2008 dated June 2008
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