Vaccine procurement during an influenza pandemic and the role of Advance Purchase Agreements: Lessons from 2009-H1N1

Turner, M. (2016) Vaccine procurement during an influenza pandemic and the role of Advance Purchase Agreements: Lessons from 2009-H1N1. Global Public Health, 11 (3). pp. 322-335. ISSN 17441692 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Vaccines are hugely important tools in minimising the effect pandemic influenza could have on a population. The reforms introduced by the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework are ill-suited to providing sufficient levels of access to vaccines to meet the needs of developing states, and as such developing states will continue to be reliant upon the traditional methods of vaccine procurement to procure the majority of the vaccines they required. Using procurement during 2009-H1N1 as a case study, this paper examines the methods of procurement utilised by states in order to determine if the procurement tools available to developing states are sufficient to procure adequate levels of pandemic influenza vaccines. Particular focus is given to the role Advance Purchase Agreements (APAs) play in the procurement process. By exploring this case study it is possible to argue that these procurement methods are ineffective for developing states, and when the next influenza pandemic occurs, demand will once again outstrip supply globally, due to supply of vaccines being dominated by the developed states with APAs in place. © 2015 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: access to medicines, global health, pandemic influenza, procurement
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
B200 Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
M200 Law by Topic
M900 Other in Law
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
UoA Collections > UoA20: Law
Depositing User: Miss Jessica Baylis
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 11:46
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 11:55
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/500

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