ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Generics as Humanitarian Goods in Africa

Seeing Like an Indian Generic Pharmaceutical Company

After 2010, two Indian generic companies started local plants in South Africa, attempted to partake in the morally loaded politics of antiretroviral therapy, and complied with broader affirmative action policies there. This article analyses a variety of sources and tries to lay bare the nexus between drug manufacturers, the state, and civil society organisations and tries to contextualise them in the anthropological theories of public health and humanitarian aid.

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