Call to participate in the Universities Allied for Essential Medicines Public Network

Date: 12 of february

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Place: F-307

The talk, explaining the projects that are part of this initiative, is directed to undergraduate students of the different degree programs who have an affinity with the cause.

The Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) is a student-led organization working to improve access and affordability of medicines throughout the world and increase research and the development of drugs for neglected tropical diseases. Supported by an active board of directors and guided by an Advisory Board that includes Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health and Nobel Laureate Sir John Sulston, UAEM has mobilized hundreds of students in over 70 campuses in 15 countries.

UAEM develops initiatives for the adoption of equitable global access policies for granting patents, licensing, and medical research to make life-saving health innovations affordable and accessible in low and middle-income countries.

In light of the above, the Externado University Economics Law Department – its professors José Manuel Álvarez and Gustavo Guarín Duque, and student Andrés Zamudio – together with the UAEM Colombia Office, convoke Law and related field students to participate in the talk. Jhonathan Felipe Vanegas, General Director of UAEM in Colombia, will present the initiative’s projects and talk about the importance of having solid international support for having a voice as student researchers, and contribute, in this way, to the debate on innovation models, pharmaceutical patents, and access to medicines.