The Academy of Medical Sciences and The Lancet International Health Lecture 2019

Follow the livestream from 18.30 (UK time) on 27 November 2019

The 2019 Academy of Medical Sciences & The Lancet International Health Lecture will be held at 6.30pm on Wednesday 27 November at the British Library, London. It will also be publically broadcast by livestream here:



This year’s annual lecture will be presented by Professor Patricia J. García.

“Corruption is embedded in health systems. All my life, as a researcher, as a public health worker, and as a Minister of Health, I have been able to see entrenched dishonesty and fraud. But despite being one of the most important barriers to implementing universal health coverage around the world, corruption is rarely openly discussed.

If we are really aiming to achieve the sustainable development goals and ensure healthy lives for all, corruption in global health must no longer be an open secret.”

- Professor García 

Read her blog ahead of the lecture here. Professor Patricia J. García is a former Minister of Health of Peru and former Chief of the Peruvian National Institute of Health. She is currently a Professor of the School of Public Health at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru.

The lecture will be available to view afterwards on the Academy's YouTube channel. You do not need to register to watch the livestream.

Further information

The International Health Lecture series will be of interest to Fellows, academics, policymakers, the media, stakeholder groups and members of the public.

Read a blog here from Professor Patricia J. García ahead of her lecture. Find out more about previous International Health Lectures here

If you have any access requirements, please let us know in advance how we can assist you. If you plan to attend the networking reception, please inform us of any dietary requirements.

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