Register today for the Joep Lange Chair & Fellows Symposium

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.

Hosted by the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health & Development (AIGHD) and the Joep Lange Institute, the Access to care: Making health markets work for the poor symposium will provide a platform to address this challenge.

This unique, interactive symposium brings together all four chairholders of the rotating Joep Lange Chair and their research fellows, to discuss – with the audience – the challenges of building inclusive sustainable health systems and come up with the most innovative solutions.

When: 8 October

Where: Amsterdam UMC, location AMC, Collegezaal 4

Registration is free and now open – secure your spot today!

Full program:

14:30:             Introduction

14:40:             Using behavioral economics to change behavior [Prof. Dan Ariely]

14:55:             Business process for impact: Unleashing local innovation for global impact [Prof. Mark Dybul]

15:10:             Valuing the full benefits of investment in diseases of poverty [Prof. Anna Vassall]

15:25              Chronic disease management from a multi-sectoral perspective [Prof. Catherine Kyobutungi]

15:40:            Moderated discussion with audience

16:20:            Closing remarks

16:30:            Drinks

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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