World Bank President Jim Kim to deliver first Joep Lange Institute Lecture
The Joep Lange Institute is honored to announce that the President of the World Bank Group, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, will deliver the first Joep Lange Institute lecture.
A livestream of the event will be available at 14:30 (CEST) on Tuesday 5th July at www.joeplangeinstitute.org/#lecture.
As an infectious disease physician and anthropologist, World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim has dedicated himself to health and development throughout his career. He co-founded Partners in Health, led the HIV/AIDS Department at the World Health Organization and chaired Harvard Medical School's Global Health department. The World Bank's twin goals are to end extreme poverty by 2030 and to boost shared prosperity. Progress in global health is a cornerstone in its strategy to achieve these goals. The theme of his lecture is: Investing in Global Health - for a Better, Safer, More Prosperous World
Joep Lange Institute
The Joep Lange Institute combines science, activism and pragmatism to reach the goal of making health markets work for the poor where the system fails the people. It focuses on technology and the role of the private sector. It identifies concrete solutions for healthcare quality, access and finance. It initiates programs on the ground to see what works and what doesn't, and then advocate to scale those that have real impact for real people.
Working in global health inevitably confronts us with questions on how things are versus how they should be. These confronting questions are starting points to co-create new answers, initiate solutions and advocate policy change. Joep's groundbreaking approach to HIV/AIDS treatment in Africa started with his now famous question 'Why is it that we are always talking about the problem of drug distribution, when there is virtually no place in Africa where one cannot get a cold beer or a cold Coca-Cola?'
Through events like the Joep Lange Institute Lecture, the institute challenges the brightest minds and thought leaders to confront these questions with us. It provides a platform for impatient optimists who look past the obstacles in front of them, and focus on what needs to be done to make health markets work for the poor.