Access to Medicines as a Moral Imperative and Human Right

Carey Auditorium - Hesburgh Library

The Eck Institute for Global Health will host a 2017-2018 Notre Dame Forum event featuring Fran Quigley, director of the Health and Human Rights Clinic at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 (Thursday) in the Carey Auditorium in Hesburgh Library.

In his talk “Access to Medicines as a Moral Imperative and Human Right,” Quigley will explore the challenge of ensuring both robust development of new medicines and access to medicines for those in need — a challenge present in the U.S. and around the world. 

Quigley has written on this issue for multiple international and national publications, including Foreign Affairs and America. He is the founder of People of Faith for Access to Medicines and author of the book "Prescription for the People: An Activist’s Guide to Making Medicines Affordable for All" (Cornell University Press, 2017). 

His book "Walking Together, Walking Far" has been required reading for incoming students in Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Global Health program. Katherine Taylor, director of Global Health Training at the Eck Institute for Global Health said, “We are incredibly fortunate to have Professor Quigley come to campus to elaborate on the role of activism to initiate global change and the partnerships needed for a successful program.”

The theme of this year's Notre Dame Forum is “Going Global: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of Globalization.” More information is available at