Event – The Access to Medicine Crisis: Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Date: 15/06/2015, 20:00 Location: Hardewikerstraat 7

On the 15th of June, SIB and IFMSA will organize an evening on the access to medicine crisis in developing countries and the ways the pharmaceutical industry is changing to cope with this problem. Tonight we’ll have guests who will speak about two different initiatives to improve access to medicine for developing countries, namely the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and the Access to Medicine-Index (A2M-index).

For more information, please refer to here


Guest lecture – UN Convention Against Torture mechanisms

Guest lecture by Mari Amos, OPCAT’s SPT Member – UN Convention Against Torture mechanisms

Mari Amos, a member of the OPCAT’s SPT, and focal point of the SPT for Europe will be in Groningen on Monday 25 of May for a guest lecture. It is a great opportunity to hear the practical experience of a UN expert and to exchange opinions and views with her. The guest lecture will take place on the University Hotel’s meeting room (Kleine Kromme Elleboog 7-b, in front of the side entrance to Café de Pintelier) from 19:00 to 21:00.

Third event GHLG: Health and human rights on the ground

Dear all,

We kindly invite you to the third event of Global Health Law Groningen initiative on Friday 29th May from 15.00 – 17.00, on Van Swinderen Huys, Oude Boteringestraat, Club Lounge. This time we focus on the implementation of the right to health in practice. Please feel free to register in advance with Ms. Esther Knot (email stair@rug.nl).

How do you actually apply the right to health on the ground? The Danish Institute for Human Rights is developing the AAAQ Toolbox – an innovative assessment tool that offers practical guidance for state, business and civil society actors.

Senior advisor Mads Holst Jensen PhD and researcher Lena Kähler MSc will share their experiences working with a variety of actors including pharmaceutical companies to translate the right to health from principles into action on the ground.

15:00 – 16:30 Programme with DHRI speakers: Mads Holst Jensen PhD & Lena Kähler MSc

  • The AAAQ toolbox (abstract also available at https://ghlgblog.wordpress.com)
  • A tool to assess essential medicines and reproductive health
  • Working with human rights on the ground
  • Open Q&A

16:30 – 17:00 Reception kindly provided by PIPR

Click the following flyer for details:

Third Event-Health&HumanRightsOnTheGround