2020 Conference

Where?

Online

Hopin

When?

Saturday 24th October 2020

10.30am - 5.30pm BST

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Who?

Anyone and Everyone is encouraged to come! Previous delegates have included students, academics, policy makers and members of the public.

OUR SPEAKERS

Professor Dame Parveen Kumar is Professor of Medicine and Education at Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, and a Consultant in Gastroenterology and General physician.  She is the co-founder and co-editor of the major textbook on Medicine (Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine 9th ed 2017) for students and doctors; this is read extensively in the UK and abroad. She has authored/edited several other medical books. She teaches and examines for undergraduate and post-graduate medical degrees in this country and abroad. She was president of the Royal Society of Medicine, the British Medical Association and vice President of the Royal College of Physicians. She chaired the Medicines Commission UK and was a non-executive Director of NICE at its inception. She was on the Council and later a trustee of the British Society of Gastroenterology. Currently she is on many national and also charitable committees. She was awarded CBE for her services to medicine in 2001, and DBE in 2017.

Dame Prof Parveen Kumar

Lord Nigel Crisp

Lord Nigel Crisp is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords where he co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health. He also co-chairs Nursing Now, the global campaign on nursing. He was previously Chief Executive of the English NHS and Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health – the largest health organisation in the world with 1.3 million employees – where he led major reforms between 2000 and 2006. Lord Crisp is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, an Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Medicine. He was formerly a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health and Regent’s Lecturer at Berkeley.

-    Dr Ebele Mogo aims to improve global public health through evidence-informed and multi-level investments in the ecological drivers of health and wellbeing. She has a keen interest in the urban transition and the rise of non-communicable diseases, critical and inter-related phenomena taking place on a global scale which need to be better managed to produce health and wellbeing.
-    She continues to move this work forward at the Global Diet and Activity Research (GDAR) Network within the MRC Epidemiology Unit. In her role as Research Associate, she develops and manages cutting edge research projects and partnerships centered on the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), in African and Caribbean countries. Previously, Ebele completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences with double minors in Biology and Psychology from the University of Waterloo, a Masters in Global Health and Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh, and a Doctor of Public Health degree from the Colorado School of Public Health.

Dr. Ebele Mogo

Donald Bundy is Professor of Epidemiology and Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has worked for more than 30 years on the role of school-health and nutrition programmes in the development of school-age children and adolescents, especially in poor countries. He currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation in London, the World Food Programme in Rome, and the World Bank in Washington DC.

Before joining the London School in 2018 he was Deputy Director and Senior Advisor to the Global Health Team of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, based in Seattle and London. Previously he served for 15 years (1999-2014) as Lead Health Specialist at the World Bank in Washington DC, working on the development of national programmes with governments in 77 low and middle income countries, with a focus on the interaction between the health, education and social protection sectors, and the roles of national school health and school feeding programmes. 

Prof. Donald Bundy

Ben Simms

Ben joined the Tropical Health And Education Trust (THET) as CEO in June 2015. At THET, Ben is leading an organisation that is pioneering a health partnership approach to the training of health workers across 30 countries in Africa and Asia. He currently serves on the Steering Group of the Uganda-UK Health Alliance and the Programme Advisory Boards for the Health Education England Improving Global Health Through Leadership Development programme, and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He brings 25 years’ experience of working internationally, with a focus on health and disability in particular, most recently as Director of STOPAIDS, the network of 80 UK agencies working to secure an effective global response to HIV and AIDS. Ben has worked extensively across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, building a strong track-record in advocacy, fundraising, organisational leadership and programme innovation for organisations such as Sense International and Sue Ryder. 

Dr. Lucy Singh

Lucy is a medical doctor and research fellow at University College  London. She is currently working on youth engagement in COVID-19 in  humanitarian settings through the UNMGCY Compact for Young People in  Humanitarian Action.   Previously, Lucy was the 2018-19 National Director for UK global  health network 'Students for Global Health', and was also active in  the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA)  over the last 5 years. She has spent time at WHO in the Partnership  for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, where she worked on  multisectoral collaboration in maternal, newborn, sexual, reproductive, child and adolescent health. Lucy's research interests are in sexual and reproductive health and  rights in humanitarian settings. Within this, she is particularly interested in public health, health systems and policy. She is passionate about engagement of young leaders in global health decision making.

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

Access to life saving medicines - a human right or a profit incentive?

Mini-model WHO simulation: Infectious Diseases

Need for emergency health foresight in urban development

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