Access to Medicines as a Moral Imperative and Human Right


Location: Hesburgh Library Carey Auditorium

Fran Quigley

Hosted by the Eck Institute for Global Health in partnership with the Notre Dame Forum, Professor Fran Quigley of Indiana University Robert H. 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. Professor Quigley is the director of the Health and Human Rights Clinic at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law and has written on this issue for multiple international and national publications. Some publications include Foreign Affairs and America. He is the founder of People of Faith for Access to Medicines, and is the author of the book, Prescription for the People: An Activist’s Guide to Making Medicines Affordable for All (Cornell University Press, 2017).

Professor Quigley’s book, Walking Together, Walking Far has been required reading for the incoming students in Notre Dame’s Master of Science in Global Health degree granting program. Dr. Katherine Taylor, Director of Global Health Training at the Eck Institute for Global Health stated, “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 lecture will be hosted in Carey Auditorium of Hesburgh Library on the campus of the University of Notre Dame on November 2, 2017, starting at 7:00 pm.

Contact: Ashley Scott 574-631-9227