Health Impact Fund proposal subject of UNCA presentation

Thomas Pogge, director of the Global Justice Program, will present “The Health Impact Fund: Enhancing Justice and Efficiency in Global Health” at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in UNC Asheville’s Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum. The event is free and open to the public.

Pogge’s proposed Health Impact Fund would give pharmaceutical innovators the option to be rewarded according to the incremental health impact of their product rather than through patent-protected mark-ups.

His lecture is sponsored by many UNCA departments and programs: Howerton Professorship, NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship, Belk Professorship, UNCA Philosophy Student Association, International Studies Program, Department of Political Science & the Humanities Program.

To learn more, visit or call 251-6808.


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