Green Chemistry and Global Access to Medicines in Developing Countries

Green Chemistry and Global Access to Medicines in Developing Countries


Business & Innovation Channel: Green Chemistry Series


In some parts of the world, treatable diseases still take many lives. Even though a vaccine may exist, access to medical care is limited. Curious to learn how green chemistry can positively impact public policy and improve global health? Join Dr. Joseph Fortunak as he discusses sustainable medicine and how different organizations are working to help everyone gain access to treatments they need.



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Green Chemistry and Global Access to Medicines in Developing CountriesA short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker, Dr. Joseph Fortunak, Professor at Howard University.


What You Will Learn

  • The current status of global access to medicines
  • The organizations involved and current strategies for making medicines accessible in resource-poor settings
  • How Green Chemistry is contributing to global medicine access
  • How the ACS GREET and Green Chemistry International Programs are helping to improve health, catalyze economic development,  and save lives in resource-poor settings
  • And much more…


Webinar Details

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free


Meet Your Experts

Joseph Fortunak is a PhD organic chemist.  He spent 21 years in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as head of global chemical development at Abbott Labs (2004). Joseph is a professor at Howard University, specializing in green chemistry and global access to medicines.  He works with organizations including the WHO, UNITAID, the Clinton Foundation, and the Kilimanjaro School of Pharmacy.




David Wylie is a manager at the ACS – Green Chemistry Institute®.  He has industrial R&D experience, published in several international journals and is a certified high school science teacher. David earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and has a range of analytical instrumentation and methodology development expertise. His Ph.D. and post-doctoral biogenic sulfur research has taken him to various sites including Antarctica and remote Pacific Islands.




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