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

18.30, Wednesday 27 November 2019

The Knowledge Centre at the British Library, 96 Euston Road, London


Corruption in global health: the open secret

The 2019 Academy of Medical Sciences & The Lancet International Health Lecture will be held on Wednesday 27 November at The Knowledge Centre at the British Library, London.

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 

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 (UPCH) in Lima-Peru.

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

The event is free to attend and open to the public, but booking is essential.

Confirm your attendance here. Please ensure that you complete the diversity form to secure your booking.

The lecture can also be viewed live via web-cast – more details will be provided in due course.


Further information

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

Find out more about Professor Patricia J. García and 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 drinks 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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