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Access to Medicines Ireland Live Web Conference




Access to Medicines Ireland - LIVE Web Conference 

Access to Medicines Ireland will host a live Web Conference on the 7th April 2020
Available on ZOOM via the link:


Adapting to Covid-19: Defending the Public Interest in Vaccine and Medical Development 

The global health emergency caused by the new coronavirus outbreak should bring countries, international organizations, NGOs, investors and industry together to agree on a new social contract where industry acknowledges it cannot both have and eat the cake: If more public money is going to be spent directly on the development of new products and vaccines, the price of the products has to be closer to the marginal cost of production. Governments then need to keep their end of the bargain and invest in robust health systems to provide prevention, treatment, and care. Drug markets will not fix themselves.



10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Web Conference opening by Ms. Emily O'Reilly, EU Ombudsman

Speakers include

Dr Ellen 't Hoen, University of Groningen

Prof Sam McConkey, Professor Infectious Diseases, RCSI

Dr. Gaelle Kirkorian, Médecins Sans Frontières

Mr Darren O Rourke, TD and PhD Scholar

Mr. Diarmiad McDonald, Just Treatment

Dr. Andrew Hill, University of Liverpool

Moderartor: Susan Mitchell, Deputy Editor, Sunday Business Post



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Conference Organisers

This conference is organised by AMI, a volunteer group who campaign for a system of medical R&D which delivers equitable access to the medicines we need at a fair price globally. AMI is a membership group of Comhlámh, a development organisation which is an Irish registered charity. 

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