Trade and health: a new agenda for the WTO
Featuring a discussion with Fredrik Erixon,
Director of the European Centre for Political Economy
Thursday 8th December, 12:45-2:00pm,
Hotel Intercontinental, Geneva
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Globally, healthcare systems are facing financial huge pressures as a result of ageing populations and increases in the costs of new technologies. Some of this pressure could be relieved if countries opened up their healthcare systems to cross border trade and exchange. But in most countries healthcare remains a closed market, accessible only to local companies.
The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (www.cmpi.org) is pleased to host a high-level policy round table featuring Fredrick Erixon, economist, international trade expert, and director of the European Centre for International Political Economy, who will put forward the case for special WTO trade deal for healthcare services, medical technology and pharmaceuticals.