Forced labour in international PPE supply chains through COVID-19

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This online event will look at modern slavery and labour rights concerns in the production of PPE, highlighted by the surge in demand for PPE during the COVID pandemic.

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The BMA has been a leading voice in fair and ethical trade for more than 15 years, speaking out against modern slavery and labour rights abuses in the production of medical supplies.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a surge in demand for PPE globally.

At the same time, labour rights concerns about the production of PPE have been gaining traction in the media.

Following on from our joint 2016 report In good hands: Tackling labour rights concerns in the manufacture of medical gloves, it is timely to look again at the issue.


What to expect

  • Hear about the latest findings from the Newcastle University and Brighton & Sussex medical school project on endemic forced labour in the medical gloves sector (funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the Modern Slavery Policy & Evidence Centre).
  • Join the panel discussion on the future steps that can be taken to ensure transparency and accountability in international supply chains for medical goods.


Who can attend

This online event is free for BMA members and non-members.

Registration is free but you need to book your place to be able to attend.

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