Labour conference: Reshaping medical research and development for the world

Labour conference: Reshaping medical research and development for the world


When: 10:30 am to 11:45 am, October 10, 2023
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Global Justice Now @Labour Party Conference

British R&D, global impact: How can Labour reshape medical R&D for the world?

Tuesday 10 October |10.30 – 11.45 | Tate Liverpool, Hospitality Suite

Speakers for the event include:

  • Sarah Boseley: Journalist and former health editor of the Guardian (chair)
  • Tenu Avafia: Deputy Director at Unitaid 
  • Florence Eshalomi: Labour MP for Vauxhall, Shadow Minister for Democracy, and co-chair of the APPG on HIV/AIDS
  • Dr Bill Karush Muriuki: Kenyan doctor and with experience of working during Covid-19
  • Navendu Mishra: Labour MP for Stockport and member of the International Development Select Committee.

Even after the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic, ten of the 15 pathogens most likely to cause the next pandemic have empty R&D pipelines, and investment in the remaining five is alarmingly low. How can a Labour government reshape medical research and development for the world and ensure its investments deliver public value?

A Labour government would have the opportunity to build a new medical innovation model that delivers for patients, strengthen pandemic preparedness, and prioritises health over profit. Bringing together parliamentarians, scientists, and health advocates, this panel event will explore innovative approaches to R&D and how this can be harnessed by a Labour government for maximum impact.

This event is organised in partnership with STOPAIDS, Just Treatment and Oxfam.