UCL Public Policy


Lessons for Global Health from India

5pm, 20 June 2012
Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street London WC1N 1EH


UCL Interdisciplinary Society for International Development, the UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health and UCL Public Policy are pleased to announce a symposium on “Lessons for Global Health from India”.

The event aims to bring together academic researchers and students, policy-makers, think-tanks, and NGOs to discuss some of the latest research on India, and the implications for global health. Emphasis will also be placed on the practical lessons that could be drawn from such research for addressing global health challenges and the implications for public policy at regional, national and global level.


5pm: Registration and Poster Viewing 

5:30pm: Session 1 

  • Opening Speech 
  • “Infectious Disease Research and Capacity Building in India" - Dr Vinay Bothra, UK Health Protection Agency 
  • “The Elephant Vanishes: Impact of Human-Elephant Conflict on People's Wellbeing” - Dr Sushrut Jadhav, UCL Medical School 

6:30pm :  Session 2 

  • “Addressing Social Exclusion in Health: the RSBY Health Insurance Scheme” - Dr Babken Babajanian, Overseas Development Institute 
  • “Vaccine Development and India” - Dr. Tarit Mukhopadhyay, Department of Biochemical Engineering, UCL 
  • "'Pharmacy for the Developing World?': Patents, Drugs, and the Indian Pharmaceutical Sector" - Dr Ken Shadlen, Department of International Development, LSE 

7:30-8:30pm - Refreshments and Poster Viewing 

Poster Exhibition

A poster exhibition will accompany the symposium, showcasing some of the latest research relating to the theme of “Global Health and India”.

To submit an abstract for the event please send your name, university, position, contact information and a short abstract (no more than 400 words) to alexandra.iglesias@ucl.ac.uk