The right to the access to medical technologies

Universal access to safe medical technologies needs appropriate regulatory infrastructures at national, regional, and transnational level. This chapter analyses the level of health equity achieved by different regulatory systems according to three key benchmarks: availability of an effective system of product regulation, monitoring and vigilance; integration in transnational regulatory networks; preparedness for public health emergencies. The resulting atlas will shed light on the main obstacles to the improvement of health equity across the world, along with their nature (legal, technical, social), and identify suitable regulatory responses.