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The University of Cape Town
invites you to an inaugural lecture
by Professor Susan Cleary



Topic: Bending the arc towards health equity


Throughout her career, Susan Cleary has been absorbed by the concept of health equity: what does it mean, how can it be measured, and most importantly, how can greater levels of health equity be achieved in a country like South Africa, given devastating levels of income inequality? In her inaugural lecture, she will reflect on the academic and policy contributions that she has made in this terrain, touching on key successes in the early days of HIV-treatment and ongoing challenges in the areas of universal health coverage and National Health Insurance. She will conclude with a vision towards health equity for the second half of her career.



Date: Thursday, 14 March 2024
Time: 17:00 SAST
Venue: Wolfson Lecture Theatre, IDM Building, UCT Health Sciences campus

Prof Susan Cleary

About our speaker

Susan Cleary is Head of Department and Professor of Health Economics in the School of Public at the University of Cape Town. She is a leader in Health Economics research and teaching in South Africa and has made key contributions to the discipline in Africa and globally. Throughout her career, she has been driven by questions of health equity and has sought to promote equity through her research and policy work. To do so, she has developed substantial strengths in the methodologies of economic evaluation, decision analytic modelling and the economic burden of disease. She holds a Masters’ in Economics (2001) and a PhD in Public Health (2007), assessing equity and efficiency in HIV-treatment in South Africa.


Venue capacity for this lecture has been reached. A recording of the lecture will be made available on the FHS YouTube channel. You can also join the live lecture via MS Teams.