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HH Health Justice Seminar Series: Health Justice in Kidney Care

Wednesday 22 February, 7.30 pm to 9.15 pm, Pavilion Rm

The first in a series of seminars exploring the themes related to Health Justice. This first seminar will focus on the impact of how kidney care is delivered, both in the UK and overseas, and how this relates to health justice. Discussions will include the conscience of UK nephrology and how resources are used in a way that interacts with climate change and a responsibility to not perpetuate health injustice globally, equitable access to kidney transplantation, and challenges in establishing kidney replacement therapy in more resource-limited settings.

This event is aimed at anyone with interest in health justice, from any discipline or speciality. We welcome participation from departments working outside of clinical medicine and kidney medicine. Non college members are welcome to attend this FREE event. To allow for networking/further discussion, a drinks reception will follow the formal part of the evening. So that we know how many to expect, please sign up using the Eventbrite link. Click here

This is an ‘in person’ event, with a limited number of places available for those who wish to participate via zoom. Please contact Daniel Cooper (dc801) for the link.


  • Dr Dan Cooper, Clinical Lecturer in Renal Medicine, University of Cambridge .


  • Dr Peace Bagasha. Ugandan Nephrologist and former Cambridge THRIVE fellow practising in Uganda where, like most resource limited settings, kidney disease patients often present with advanced disease requiring kidney replacement therapy which is both unaffordable and inaccessible to the majority. Her research focuses on improving care for patients with end stage kidney disease by focusing on quality of life and providing individualised patient care options.
  • Dr Adnan Sharif, Consultant Transplant Nephrologist. In addition to his clinical and research interests, he is the Secretary of the non-Government Organization Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) which campaigns against illegal and unethical organ procurement around the globe. The group was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 & 2017 and received the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice in 2019.
  • Dr Ruth Silverton, Clinical Fellow at Cambridge Dialysis Centre and Health Education England Enhance Fellow. Delivering a portfolio of clinical and educational work, Ruth specialises in dialysis and low clearance alongside development and delivery of a national generalism programme for all healthcare professionals, focusing on sustainability, health equity, social justice and population health. Aligning the two, she has particular interest in the issues surrounding environmental sustainability and equity of access to dialysis.
  • Dr Gavin Dreyer, Consultant Nephrologist and Acute Physician at Whipps Cross Hospital, London and a former Lecturer in Medicine, Malawi College of Medicine. He moved to Malawi in October 2010 and, at the time, was the only nephrologist in the country. He worked with and trained local Malawian staff, helping develop and maintain a comprehensive nephrology service. This service now covers adult and paediatric renal disease, providing inpatient and outpatient care at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.

Save the dates …

  • Thursday 30 March, 6.30 to 8.30 pm, Rabies
  • Tuesday 9 May, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm, theme tbc