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Global Access in Action: Conversations in Global Health, Innovation, & the Digital World

Monday, June 06 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Featuring HLS Professor William Fisher

Monday, June 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm
Harvard Global Health Institute
42 Church Street, Cambridge MA
Conference Room 

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Global Access in Action: Conversations in Global Health, Innovation, & the Digital World

This event is being sponsored by the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

Recent advances in several unrelated fields — miniature mass spectrometry; artificial intelligence; and drug databases – may soon radically increase the ability of public-health workers to assess the chemical composition of pharmaceutical products rapidly, cheaply, and “in the field.” This potential, in turn, offers a variety of ways in which vaccines and medicines could be distributed more efficiently to poor patients in developing countries.

William Fisher, Harvard Law School Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Faculty Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, will discuss these possibilities and a pilot project in Namibia designed to test them.

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Monday, June 06 2017
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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