Human rights in health: From Durban to tomorrow + panel debate
Friday 21 May, 16.30
Global Health Film Days is the newest documentary festival in Denmark, which will kick-off today, May 16 2021! We had the honour to partner up with Global Health Film Days for the screening of the documentary film “From Durban to Tomorrow” (2020). This powerful documentary will follow a discussion by a very interesting panel of experts in the field of access to healthcare.
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About the film
The 13th International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, in the year 2000, kick-started the global debate on equal access to cheap and accessible HIV medicine. Here, 20 years later, From Durban to Tomorrow takes stock of that debate and takes us to Durban, India, Guinea, Spain and Hungary, where we meet health activists who are still fighting for universal and equitable access to medicine. Director Dylan Mohan Gray (also known for his award-winning film on global access to HIV medicine; Fire in the Blood) travels from Durban to India, going through Guinea, Spain and Hungary to tell us the captivating stories of the inspiring people who are still fighting for human rights in health. Although they all face different challenges in different settings, their struggles are similar. It is a struggle to give a voice to the ones whom society may seem to have let down. And by continuing their fight, these people allow us to realize the need of strengthening the healthcare system, not only at national level but also at a global level.
About the panel
Since the adoption of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, access to health has been seen as a right. But who is responsible for enforcing it? The current COVID-19 crisis has enhanced the debate about human rights in health. Coupled with strong inequalities in terms of vulnerability to the disease, States are now leading an intense battle to obtain vaccines for their population. This results in severe discrepancies in terms of universal access to health medicine, especially regarding low- and middle-income countries. Experts in human rights, global health and pharmacy will discuss this issue, especially in terms of responsibility for universal access to medicine and the importance of health activism.
In the panel discussions will participate:
The panel is moderated by Luca Kaupp, MSc in Global Health, University of Copenhagen.
We hope to see you there!