How is organised crime a global health issue?

in the series Global Health Lab Discussions

Date: Tuesday 11 December 2012
Time: 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Seminar

Organised crime is increasingly global, seeking to exploit profit opportunities wherever they arise. This is a threat to public health as crime syndicates expand their activities in areas such as tobacco smuggling, counterfeit pharmaceutical production, food fraud, narcotics’, health care fraud, and the trafficking of humans and human organs. Organised crime also undermines the rule of law on which public health relies. Yet it remains a neglected issue in global public health. This Global Health Lab session brings together experts in tobacco smuggling, fake pharmaceuticals and food fraud to discuss how organised crime is a global health issue and how to tackle it.

Martin McKee, ECOHOST, LSHTM and Richard Horton, The Lancet

Anna Gilmore, University of Bath
Amir Attaran, University of Ottawa
Glenn Taylor, Hampshire County Council Scientific Service (UK)

The Lancet and the European Centre on the Health of Societies in Transition (ECOHOST) on behalf of LSHTM have teamed up to present Global Health Lab, a series of focussed discussions on key global health challenges facing the international community today. Global Health Lab aims to provide a forum for lively debate and to exchange ideas that will push forward both research and policy agendas.

Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.


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