Local health and industrialisation in Africa - new book

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

Edited by Maureen Mackintosh, Geoffrey Banda, Paula 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. The hard copy will be published on 16 December 2015, and will be available to purchase via Amazon and other retailers.