UCL LANCET LECTURE 2012
Health Justice and the Future of Development
Tuesday 13 November
Speaker: Mr Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS
Venue: UCL Institute of Child Health, Kennedy Lecture Theatre,
30 Guilford Street, WC1N 1EH
Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General in the United Nations
The MDG era has been a remarkable one for global health. Nowhere is this more evident than in HIV. Social activism and political mobilization delivered unprecedented progress in terms of infections averted and treatment access while elevating the principles of inclusion, rights and dignity – particularly for society’s most vulnerable.
In this lecture, Michel Sidibé argues that while the previous decade offers valuable lessons, we need a fundamental rethinking of our principles and approaches. In particular, we must mobilize for health justice as the engine of people-centred development by reducing shared risks and advancing common interests in a paradigm of shared responsibility and global solidarity.
Please note the lecture will be followed by a drinks reception on the balcony area outside the Kennedy Lecture Theatre.
17.30 UCL introduction – Professor Malcolm Grant (UCL President and Provost)
17.35 Lancet lecture introduction – Richard Horton (Editor, The Lancet)
17.40 Lecture – Mr Michel Sidibé (Executive Director, UNAIDS)
18.30 Q&A – Chaired by Richard Horton
19.00 Drinks reception
Please note this event will be filmed and available to watch online seven days after the event.
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