SNP conference fringe: Preparing for future pandemics

SNP conference fringe: Preparing for future pandemics


When: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, October 9, 2022
Campaigns: Pharma

SNP conference fringe meeting

Preparing for future pandemics: an independent Scotland’s role in a fairer global response

When: Sunday 9 October, 12.30 – 13.30
Where: Hall A Fringe Space, Ground Floor, TECA

The global response to the Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare a global healthcare system rigged in favour of rich countries and pharmaceutical corporations. Pharma companies patented their vaccines and  treatments, and made astronomical profits. Rich countries hoarded the lion’s share of the available vaccines. Many countries in the Global South have been unable to vaccinate even 10% of their populations.

Things need to change– because the pandemic isn’t over, and more health crises will surely follow. Come along and hear how an independent Scotland could remodel its pharmaceutical and healthcare system so that public good is put before corporate profit, and how Scotland could be a positive force for change globally.


Dr Mohga Kamal-Yanni, MBE: Senior health policy advisor to UNAIDS and The Peoples Vaccine Alliance
Tim Bierley: Pharma campaigner, Global Justice Now
Philippa Whitford MP: SNP Health spokesperson in the House of Commons

Light refreshments provided

NB The fringe meeting is within the conference area so access will only be available to those with conference passes.

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