World health chief says trade deal raises concerns

"If these agreements open trade yet close the door to affordable medicines we have to ask the question: is this really progress at all?"

World health chief says TPP trade deal raises concerns

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal negotiated between 12 Pacific rim countries, raises serious concerns about the affordability of healthcare and medicines, World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said on Thursday.

"I'm following the discussion and debate and there are some very serious concerns about the trans-Pacific Partnership, the biggest trade agreement ever," she told a conference in Geneva.

"If these agreements open trade yet close the door to affordable medicines we have to ask the question: is this really progress at all?"

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