Medicines That Lie 

27 and 28 March 2018

The Harvard Global Health Institute, the UK-based Brazzaville Foundation and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have come together to highlight the growing public health crisis caused by the proliferation of substandard and falsified medicines and to call on the international community, starting with the World Health Assembly meeting in May, to make this issue a real priority on the global health agenda. Pauline Latham OBE MP, Member of the International Development Committee in the House of Commons provided a keynote remarks at the high-level reception on 27 March, “Medicines that Lie – A Deadly Public Health Crisis,” that was accompanied by a technical conference at the Wellcome Trust on 28th March 2018. Michael Deats, Group Lead at the World Health Organisation and the organisers Professor Ashish Jha, Director or Harvard Global Health Institute and David Richmond, CEO of the Brazzaville Foundation gave keynote remarks during the reception. The reception, co-sponsored by Sovereign Sustainability and Development, brought together leading global experts in health, law and security, as well as policymakers, regulators and pharmaceutical industry representatives from around the world to assess the current state of the problem and discuss the way forward.