Save The Date for the first Joep Lange Chair and Fellows Symposium

AIGHD and the Joep Lange Institute are pleased to host a global health symposium focused on Access to care: making health markets work for the poor. The symposium is free to attend.

Half of the world’s population find themselves unable to access essential health services, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Ensuring everyone has access to basic health services without financial hardship is one of the biggest challenges in global health.

The building inclusive, sustainable health systems requires collaboration across multiple disciplines. The Joep Lange Chair & Fellows Symposium will bring together all four Joep Lange Chairs to discuss solutions to tackle this grand challenge.

When: 8 October

Time: 14:30-16:30 (Registration begins at 14:00)

Where: Amsterdam UMC, Location AMC (Lecture Room 4)

The four chairs include:

  • Dan Ariely, studies the conditions under which people in Africa participate in health exchange platforms, how to nudge economic behavior of people towards more healthy lifestyles and prepayment for health.
  • Mark Dybul, addresses the role of ‘communities of practice’ in creating efficiencies in health and healthcare provision with an emphasis on the lessons that can be learnt from HIV.
  • Anna Vassall, assesses economic impact of innovative interventions in health and healthcare financing, such as mobile health exchange platforms.
  • Catherine Kyobutungi, addresses the management and prevention of non-communicable diseases, in particular CVD, learning from the long-term experiences of HIV management in Africa.

The purpose of the symposium is to provide an opportunity for participants to interact with the Chairs and propose their own solutions.

Further details on the event will follow shortly in the coming weeks, including a formal registration link. In the meantime, please mark this date in your calendar. We look forward to welcoming you in October.

About the Joep Lange Chair and Fellows Program

The Joep Lange Chair and Fellows Program was established in 2015 in memory of prolific HIV activist, medical doctor and scientist Prof. Joep Lange. Funded in part by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the program was commissioned by the Joep Lange Institute and is based at the Department of Global Health-Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) at the Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam.

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