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Experts

Dr Charles Clift

Senior Consulting Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security

Contact: Email Dr Charles Clift
Telephone: +44 20 7731 4792

Expertise

  • Access to medicines in developing countries
  • Counterfeit medicines
  • Intellectual property, innovation and public health
  • Health economics/financing

Projects

  • Counterfeit medicines
  • Access to medicines

Recent Publications

  • The Role of the World Health Organization in the International System, Working Group Paper, February 2013
  • Is Universal Health Coverage Good for Health? Universal Health Coverage and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, The World We Want, January 2013
  • 'Counterfeit Medicines: Health and Harm', The World Today, December 2010
  • Combating Counterfeit, Falsified and Substandard Medicines: Defining the Way Forward?, Chatham House Briefing Paper, 2010
  • 'Why IPR issues were brought to GATT? A historical perspective on the origins of TRIPS', in C. Correa (ed.) Research Handbook On The Protection Of Intellectual Property Under WTO Rules, Elgar, 2010
  • 'The value of patent term extensions to the pharmaceutical industry in the USA', Journal of Generic Medicines, 2008
  • 'A Guide to Assessing the Impact of TRIPS-Plus Provisions on Drug Prices in Developing Countries', International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva, 2007
  • 'Patenting and Licensing Research Tools', in Intellectual Property Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation: A Handbook of Best Practices (eds. A Krattiger, RT Mahoney, L Nelsen, et al) MIHR, Oxford, 2007
  • 'Data Protection and Data Exclusivity in Pharmaceuticals and Agrochemicals', in Intellectual Property Management in Health and Agricultural Innovation: A Handbook of Best Practices (eds. A Krattiger, RT Mahoney, L Nelsen, et al) MIHR, Oxford, 2007
  • 'Traditional knowledge and modern science: Is intellectual property protection a good idea?' in P. Sillitoe (ed.), Local Science vs Global Science: Approaches to Indigenous Knowledge in International Development, Berghahn Books, 2006
  • 'Public health, innovation and intellectual property rights: unfinished business', Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Vol.84, 338, 2006

Experience

2010 - Independent consultant
2007 - 09 Senior Adviser, Access to Medicines, Department for International Development, UK
2004 - 06 Secretary, Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health, World Health Organization
2001 - 03 Secretary, UK Commission on Intellectual Property Rights
Up to 2001 Economic Adviser in UK Department for International Development
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