The Political and Ethical Challenge of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis Academic Article uri icon

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  • This article critically examines current responses to multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and argues that bioethics needs to be willing to engage in a more radical critique of the problem than is currently offered. In particular, we need to focus not simply on market-driven models of innovation and anti-microbial solutions to emergent and re-emergent infections such as TB. The global community also needs to address poverty and the structural factors that entrench inequalities-thus moving beyond the orthodox medical/public health frame of reference.


  • Degeling, Chris
  • Mayes, Christopher
  • Lipworth, Wendy
  • Kerridge, Ian
  • Upshur, Ross

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  • March 2015