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Global Access in Action

Global Access in Action, a project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, conducts action-oriented research into access to lifesaving medicines, and alternative incentives for the development of medical treatments for underserved populations. Improving access and promoting socially beneficial innovation are key strategies for combatting the communicable disease burden that disproportionately harms the world’s most vulnerable populations.


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Sep 15, 2017

Ruth Okediji joins Global Access in Action as Co-Director

Ruth Okediji, a leading scholar in international intellectual property law and global economic regulation, joined Global Access in Action as Co-Director. More

Jun 15, 2017

Expanding Access to Medicines and Promoting Innovation: A Practical Approach

Pharma companies can increase access to medicines and spur new R&D by replicating industry best practices, Harvard team argues in new paper More

Jun 13, 2016

Berkman Center & Harvard Global Health Institute Host Conference on Access to Medicines & Innovation

Today, the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society will bring together more than sixty leaders from the pharmaceutical industry, foundations,… More

Jul 10, 2015

Berkman Initiative Spotlights Lessons from Ebola outbreak

Global Access in Action (GAiA), an initiative of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard, is hosting a workshop today to explore lessons from the recent Ebola… More

Aug 1, 2014

New Berkman Center initiative, Global Access in Action, hosts inaugural workshop on access to medicines in developing countries

Global Access in Action (GAiA), a new initiative of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard, is hosting a workshop today to assess promising but understudied… More

Mar 27, 2014

Global Access in Action Submits Comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative regarding PITAC

Berkman Center Faculty Director Terry Fisher, with Quentin Palfrey of WilmerHale and Sara Boettiger of Global Access in Action, submitted comments today responding to a Requests… More


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Dealing with an epidemic

Preparing for the worst and hoping for the best

Examining the unique socio-economic characteristics that affect how Small Islands States cope with health epidemics.

Aug 8, 2018

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Jul 31, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Trump's ‘America First’ Trade Agenda

What It Means for Access to Medicines

US foreign policy regulates, incentivizes and subsidizes access to medicines for patients around the world, from intellectual property protection and market access commitments in… More

Jul 24, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Global Data Flows and the Implications for Health Access in Developing Countries

featuring HLS Professor Mark Wu

What types of policies concerning cross-border data flows should developing countries be adopting and advocating to safeguard their interests, particularly with respect to health… More

Jun 26, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Expanding Access to Medicines and Promoting Innovation

A Practical Approach

Global Access in Action: Conversations in Global Health, Innovation, & the Digital World More

Jun 12, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Potential Uses of Miniature Spectrometers to Mitigate the Health Crisis in Developing Countries

featuring HLS Professor William Fisher

Global Access in Action: Conversations in Global Health, Innovation, & the Digital World More


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