Alison Chesney and Eddie Killoran

MEMORIAL LECTURES
The public lectures are held in memory of Alison Chesney and Eddie Killoran, who both died within 6 months of one another, in 2006. Both were well known and respected figures in the drugs field over many years and are still much missed by family, friends and colleagues alike. Following their untimely deaths a number of their friends and former colleagues began discussions to determine what might be a fitting way to remember them. Their families supported the idea of an annual memorial lecture, at which they and the work they undertook might be celebrated by those who knew them and also brought to a wider audience.

David Wilson - World Bank's Global AIDS Program Director - delivered the Alison Chesney and Eddie Killoran Memorial Lecture at the City Health 2018 conference in Odesa.

He reprised and updated the presentation on global urbanization he delivered in 2012 - 'Urban Health, World Health'. Video of the lecture is available here.

David Wilson

2018

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Ruth Dreifuss

2017

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Harry Shapiro

2016

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Sir Harry Burns

2015

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Manuel Carballo

2014

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Michel Kazatchkine

2013

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John Ashton

2012

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Rosalie Pacula

2011

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Gerry Stimson

2010

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City Health International
Founded in 2012 City Health International is a network of individuals and organisations engaged in the study of and response to structural health issues and health behaviours in the urban environment.
For the first time in history the majority of the world’s population now live in urban environments and the proportion continues to grow. As national governments struggle to deal with the pressures and demands of growing urban populations against a backdrop of financial deficits and uncertainty, it is increasingly left to those working at a city level to provide the leadership and support needed to tackle key health issues.