Victor J. Dzau Distinguished Lecture in Global Health

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Realizing Universal Health Coverage by 2030: Are Universities Leaders or Laggards?   

Timothy Evans, DPhil, MD

Director and Associate Dean
Associate Vice-Principal, Global Policy and Innovation
School of Population and Global Health, McGill University

About the lecture

With the adoption of a United Nations resolution on Universal Health Coverage in September 2019, and the inclusion of targets for Universal Health Coverage within the World Health Organization's Sustainable Development Goal 3, there is unprecedented policy convergence around what constitutes good performance of health systems globally. Through the financial protection, service delivery and population covered axes, this lecture will make the case for a concerted agenda of research and education to accelerate and sustain progress towards Universal Health Coverage.

A reception with light refreshments will be held at 3:30pm. The lecture will begin at 4:00pm.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register here by Monday, February 10.

Parking for the event is available in the Duke Medicine Circle Parking Garage, located at 302 Trent Drive. For a map showing the location of the parking garage, please click here. For more specific information regarding access and parking, please click here.

About the speaker

Tim Evans joined McGill University in September 2019 as the Inaugural Director and Associate Dean of the School of Population and Global Health (SPGH) in the Faculty of Medicine and Associate Vice-Principal for Global Policy and Innovation. He joins McGill after a six-year tenure as the Senior Director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank Group. From 2010 to 2013, Evans was Dean of the James P. Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Senior Advisor to the BRAC Health Program. From 2003 to 2010, he was Assistant Director General at the World Health Organization (WHO). Prior to this, Evans served as Director of the Health Equity Theme at the Rockefeller Foundation. Earlier in his career, he was an attending physician of internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and was Assistant Professor in International Health Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Evans has been at the forefront of advancing global health equity and strengthening health systems delivery for more than 20 years. At WHO, he led the Commission on Social Determinants of Health and oversaw the production of the annual World Health Report. He has been a co-founder of many partnerships including the Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), efforts to increase access to HIV treatment for mothers and innovative approaches to training community-based midwives in Bangladesh. Tim received his medical degree from McMaster University in Canada and was a Research and Internal Medicine Resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He earned a D.Phil. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

About the series

This annual lecture is supported by the Victor J. Dzau Global Health Lecture Fund, established by Dr. Dzau in 2017 as part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Matching Grant.
Dzau currently serves as president of the National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine. He is chancellor emeritus and James B. Duke Professor of Medicine at Duke University and the past president and CEO of the Duke University Health System. Previously, Dzau was the Hersey Professor of Theory and Practice of Medicine and chair of medicine at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as well as chair of the Department of Medicine at Stanford University. 
A trailblazer in translational research, health innovation and global health care strategy and delivery, Dzau is particularly interested in eliminating health disparities among underrepresented populations and the socioeconomically disadvantaged both at home and abroad. In 2001, together with Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health, Dzau guided the creation of a new Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School to reduce disparities and improve health care through training, research, education and service. At Duke, Dzau was a guiding force in establishing the Duke Global Health Institute. 

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