Events // Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame

Eck Institute for Global Health

Upcoming Events

Thu Nov 2, 2017

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Access to Medicines as a Moral Imperative and Human RightCarey Auditorium - Hesburgh Library

Carey Auditorium - Hesburgh Library

Hosted by the Eck Institute for Global Health and in partnership with the President's Office and ND Forum, Professor Fran Quigley of Indiana University McKinney School of Law will present “Access to Medicines as a Moral Imperative and Human Right.” His talk will focus on the challenge of ensuring both robust development of new medicines and access to medicines for those in need–a challenge that is present in our own U.S. communities and in communities across the world. The United Nations estimates that 10 million people die annually due to lack of access to essential medicines, including cancer medicines and vaccines, causing this issue to become a focus for the Vatican (“universal access to medicines is a moral obligation”) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Prof. Quigley is the director of the Health and Human Rights Clinic at IU McKinney, has written on this issue for multiple international and national publications, including Foreign Affairs

Mon Nov 13, 2017

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Panel DiscussionNear Northwest Neighborhood, 1007 Portage Ave, South Bend, IN 46616

In coordination with South Bend's Near Northwest Neighborhood and the St. Joseph County Health Department, the Eck Institute for Global Health is hosting two experts from Green & Healthy Homes Initiative in the field of lead abatment and healthy housing. Join the discussion and learn what our community can do to address living with lead right here at home.