This lecture is organised by RSM Global Health, Medact and the Faculty of Public Health.
The United States and the European Union are currently engaged in negotiations to establish a new trade and investment agreement with each other. This is set to become one of the biggest such agreements – encompassing the world’s two largest economic unions.
The scope of the negotiations is extremely broad; and covers issues such as environmental, food and occupational safety; public procurement policy; and the application of commercial law to public services such as the NHS. Just about everything covered in the negotiations will have an impact (direct and indirect) on human and environmental health and on the NHS.
The RSM, Medact and the Faculty of Public Health have teamed up to bring together a range of trade, public health and investment experts to inform doctors and other health professionals about this vitally important issue.
This evening meeting will describe the broad scope of the negotiations; highlight the key concerns (with a focus on health) and examine the argument that the negotiations will lead to economic growth and development in Europe that will benefit everyone.
Hear from the experts, debate the issues and engage in discussion about how the health community can ensure that the negotiations promote and protect health.
If you are concerned or involved in any of these areas then please join us on 23 September 2014.
food, chemical, occupational and consumer safety
intellectual property rights, including those that affect the price of medicines
banking governance and the flow of finance capital
the duties and powers of the state to shape and regulate their health systems
cross-border flow of peoples
The panel of speakers include:
John Hilary, Director, War on Want
Dr Gabriel Siles-Brugge, Lecturer in politics, University of Manchester
Nick Dearden, Director, World Development Movement
Sue Davies, Chief Policy Adviser on Food, Which?
The evening discussion will be chaired by Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram, Lecturer in Global Health, Kings College London and Medact Trustee