series event

Trade and health

Unfortunately this lecture has now been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 


Trade affects health through a multitude of pathways. Trade related intellectual property affects the affordability and availability of medicines. Of equal importance, trade plays a central role in the rise in non-communicable disease, and efforts to address the commercial determinants of health. Trade rules often determine availability of tobacco, alcohol and the type of food people consume. Perhaps least considered in global health, is trade in health services, movement of patients and of doctors across borders and its effects on health and health systems. This lecture will examine these different pathways holistically and highlight the massive importance of trade to health in the era of Brexit and Trump.               


About the Speaker

An Associate Professor in Health Policy and Systems Research, Dr Johanna Hanefeld's work is situated within the field of health policy and systems and focuses on the political economy of global health. Her current research is on health systems, including resilience and quality, and on the impact of medical travel and migration. It includes policy analysis on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Pakistan and Cambodia, work on trade and health including with the WTO, on governance and health inequalities.


The lecture will be recorded by the multimedia team and made available on the LSHTM Vimeo website.


Open to all, seats available on first come, first served basis.