So not only is McGill's radio station CKUT hosting a new show on global health, Health on Earth, but for their first edition they'll be talking about the Access to Essential Medicines campaign spearheaded by Doctors Without Borders. You may recall that I recently wrote about the student branch of this organization, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM). The goal of UAEM is to get their local universities to sign Equitable Access Licenses (EAL) that would lift patent barriers on drugs developed by these institutions. EAL agreements would effectively increase the access of medicines to poor countries.
To listen to Health on Earth, tune in tomorrow (and every Tuesday) to CKUT 90.3FM from 8:30-9pm. For those not in the Montreal metro area, you can stream the show live:
or download the mp3: (available one hour after airing)
or even stream the archive: (also available one hour after airing)
Glad you liked the show! We also have a podcast feed up at http://secure.ckut.ca/cgi-bin/ckut-grid.pl?action=showpodcast&show=tues… to make it easy to subscribe.
Keep tuning in, and feel free to send feedback and/or ideas to healthonearth at gmail. We have many more shows to plan, and we'd love to hear what you think!