PHM-Exch> [PHM NEWS] - PMAC side event: A safer fairer world

Claudio Schuftan cschuftan at
Sat Jan 20 18:53:57 PST 2018

PHM will be holding a 3 day mini steering council meeting in conjunction
with the Prince Mahidol Conference in Bangkok.This side event is
complementary to that.

From: Linda Shuro <linda at>

Dear PMAC Participants
We are pleased to invite you to join the People's Health Movement side
“A safer fairer world: exploring political economy perspectives on
emerging infectious diseases; their prevention and control”

The People’s Health Movement

warmly welcomes you to attend this important side event
at PMAC 2018

Tuesday 30 Jan
from 14:00 – 17:30
in Lotus suite 14 on the 23rd Floor.

This side event will explore:

·              the ways in which the globalisation of food systems is
contributing to the generation of new infectious diseases;

·              the role of the international pharmaceutical industry in
driving the inappropriate use of antimicrobials and the rising threat of a
post-antibiotic world;

·              the regulatory capacity of the prevailing global governance
regime in relation to food systems and pharmaceutical company practices in
the context of extraterritorial obligations associated human rights
instruments, including proposals for a global treaty to regulate
transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to
human rights; and

·              the funding of global health security initiatives and
alternative ways of paying for the necessary regulatory and control

               1.       *David Sanders:* Food systems, land use and the
genesis of epidemic threat,

2.       *Amit Sengupta:* The empty antibiotics pipeline: global
accountability for investment in new drugs,

3.       *Fran Baum:* Global regulation of transnational corporations:
extra territorial obligations of countries and human rights obligations of

4.       *David Legge:*  Equitable financing for global health security.

There will be ample time for discussion.
Expected output/ outcome

The issues we are dealing with are complex and contested and we do not
anticipate generating a ‘consensus’ outcome.  However, the presentation of
the relevant research and analysis and the exchange of views regarding
implications for action will enrich the subsequent deliberations of the
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