KCL Students for Global Health are excited to announce that we will be co-hosting "The Price of Life" conference with Universities Allied for Essential Medicines on 10th-11th April as part of the national SfGH Spring General Assembly and UAEM UK National Conference!
With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, the access to medicines crisis has once again become an issue of global public interest. We’re seeing great disparities in global vaccine distribution despite repeated calls for global cooperation on this important issue. Now more than ever we need to consider how the monopolies behind medications are shaping our research and development systems and affecting global health.
Come along to our conference to find out more about this important issue through a range of talks, discussions, interactive workshops and more.
Our main plenaries will focus on the following topics:
- Key Issues in Access to Medicines
- #NoCovidMonopolies - How can we have equitable Covid vaccine distribution?
- Access: An intersectional perspective
You will also have the opportunity to learn about these issues more practically through a variety of workshops, here are a few of the ones we have lined up:
- Side-lined by the System: Neglected Tropical Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance
- Refugees and Mental Health medication: a case study in Greece
- Artistic Activism: campaigns that matter
- The Right Path for Research and Development
Finally as this is such an important current issue, we want to give you the opportunity to shape the world we live in. We’ll be running an online campaign alongside the conference that will allow you to use your voice and speak up for access to medicines.
Tickets are FREE all we ask is for a small donation towards the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi). We suggest a donation of £2. Check out their amazing work here.
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Eventbrite ticket: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-price-of-life-the-hidden-monopolies-behind-our-medications-tickets-143462049853