The Health Impact Fund: Pharmaceutical Innovation also for the Poor: Dr. Thomas Pogge of Yale University lectures on health care and social justice

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Dr. Thomas Pogge of Yale University lectures on health care and social justice

McGill University is pleased to welcome Dr. Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University, as the 33rd annual Osler lecturer.  Dr. Pogge will present the lecture, The Health Impact Fund: Pharmaceutical Innovation also for the Poor on Wednesday, November 4.

Dr Pogge's extensive writings on political philosophy, cosmopolitanism and global justice examine such specific issues as extreme poverty and the basis of our responsibility to eradicate it. He is co-editor of Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right: Who Owes What to the Very Poor? and Real World Justice. Branching out from this wider topic are many domains of immediate interest to the medical community, notably on the moral and social basis of "medical justice." His recent work (in collaboration with Aidan Hollis of the University of Calgary) on pharmaceutical research and global access to medicine is distilled in The Health Impact Fund: Making New Medicine Accessible for All.

What: Osler Public Lecture - "The Health Impact Fund: Pharmaceutical Innovation also for the Poor"

When: Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at 6 p.m.

Where: Palmer Howard Amphitheatre, room 522
McIntyre Medical Sciences Building- 5th floor
3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler (north of Drummond St.)

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