The Academy of Medical Sciences and The Lancet International Health Lecture 2019

18.30, Wednesday 27 November 2019

British Library, London

The Knowledge Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB,

Corruption in global health: the open secret

The 2019 Academy of Medical Sciences & The Lancet International Health Lecture will be held at 6.30pm on Wednesday 27 November at the British Library, London. It will also be publically broadcast by livestream on this page.

We are delighted that this year’s annual lecture will be presented by Professor Patricia J. García.

“Corruption is embedded in health systems. All my life, as a researcher, as a public health worker, and as a Minister of Health, I have been able to see entrenched dishonesty and fraud. But despite being one of the most important barriers to implementing universal health coverage around the world, corruption is rarely openly discussed.

If we are really aiming to achieve the sustainable development goals and ensure healthy lives for all, corruption in global health must no longer be an open secret.”

- Professor García 

Read her blog ahead of the lecture here.Professor Patricia J. García is a former Minister of Health of Peru and former Chief of the Peruvian National Institute of Health. She is currently a Professor and Dean of the School of Public Health at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru.

Registration will open from 18:10. The lecture will be held from 18:30 - 20:30, followed by a networking reception until 21.30.

The event is free to attend and open to the public, but booking is essential. Please book using the form on the side of this page, and ensure that you complete the diversity form to secure your booking.

The lecture will also be broadcast live on this page from 18:30 GMT Wednesday 27 November, and will also be available to view afterwards on the Academy's YouTube channel. You do not need to register to watch the livestream.

Further information

The International Health Lecture series will be of interest to Fellows, academics, policymakers, the media, stakeholder groups and members of the public.

Read a blog here from Professor Patricia J. García ahead of her lecture. Find out more about previous International Health Lectures here

If you have any access requirements, please let us know in advance how we can assist you. If you plan to attend the networking reception, please inform us of any dietary requirements.

Download the flyer for this event from the right hand side of this page. For more information, please contact Dr Sarah Ritchie at

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