We are really pleased that GlobalNet21 is hosting a debate with Imperial College in London on the topic “Drug Companies Are More Interested In Profit Than Health.” This debate will be held in conjunction with staff and students with the School of Public Health who will be involved in a week of activities around Global Health. They welcome opening this up to the community through GlobalNet21.
Proposing the motion will be Dr Sarah Lieberman who is the programme director and senior lecturer in politics and international relations at Canterbury Christ Church University. Sarah has worked with GlobalNet21 before and was involved on our “Science Matters: Food Scarcity” Internet TV programme we did. Many of her students were involved and submitted video questions and comments for the programme.
Opposing the motion will be Professor Alan Fenwick OBE who has set up the really successful Charity Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) to tackle a a parasitic disease that leads to chronic ill-health and affects more than 200 million people in developing countries, 85% of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Alan works cooperatively with drug companies to save lives and make a difference.
Two students from Imperial College will second the proposition and opposition and then there will be debate, discussion and questions from the floor with Alan and the Sarah summing up.
Once the debate and discussion is over then the School of Public Health will host a reception so that we can network and enjoy a glass of wine or tea or coffee. This will give people there plenty of time to network. This should be a really interesting occasion and another good example of universities and communities engaging each other.
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