Negotiating equitable access to influenza vaccines: global health diplomacy and the controversies surrounding avian influenza H5N1 and pandemic influenza H1N1

PLoS Med. 2010 May 4;7(5):e1000247. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000247.


As part of the PLoS Medicine series on Global Health Diplomacy, David Fidler provides a case study of the difficult negotiations to increase equitable access to vaccines for highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N1) and pandemic 2009 influenza A (H1N1).

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Developing Countries
  • Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control
  • Global Health*
  • Healthcare Disparities* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Humans
  • Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype*
  • Influenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype*
  • Influenza Vaccines / supply & distribution*
  • Influenza in Birds
  • Influenza, Human / prevention & control*


  • Influenza Vaccines