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Satchit Balsari, Chief, Weill Cornell Global Emergency Medicine Division, and Faculty, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The world’s largest gathering of humanity happens every 12 years on the banks of the Godavari in Nashik, and will reach its peak in August and September, when over a crore people from across the globe are expected to converge on the tier II city. In this session, Professor Balsari will share his experience at the 2015 Nashik Kumbh, where he worked with a medical team to train local doctors on how to use technology to track health information of festival-goers in real time. Professor Balsari will discuss how information from the technology can be used to provide early warnings of potential infectious diseases,and the potential impact of digitized disease surveillance at future events.

8:00 AM in Cambridge, 6:00 PM in Pakistan, 6:30 PM in India, 6:30 PM in Sri Lanka, 7:00 PM in Bangladesh, 6:45PM in Nepal

*Please note the time change due to daylight savings time

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