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SAI Event Topic : Global Health


Tue, December 4, 2018 from 06:00pm - 08:30pm  /  India International Center

Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World

Why do infectious diseases emerge where they do? What makes them spread so quickly? Where do we look for the next one?

Our world is connected more than ever before by global travel and trade, by technology and by our microbes. Join us for a discussion that examines the connections between human, animal and environmental health, and discover how specialists in India and around the world track and respond to disease outbreaks.

The exhibition is part of an ongoing project at the Harvard Global Health Institute that aims to raise awareness about the factors contributing to infectious disease epidemics.

Ashish Jha
Dean for Global Strategy
K.T. Li Professor of Global Health
Director, Harvard Global Health Institute

Kayla Laserson
Adjunct Lecturer of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Preetha Rajaraman
U.S. Health Attaché for India and Regional
Representative for South Asia, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Urvashi Prasad
Office of the Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog
Founder of Every Voice
Former Director, Operation Asha

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Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 06:00pm

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Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 08:30pm

Thu, September 27, 2018 from 06:00pm - 08:00pm  /  India International Center  /  Kamala Devi Complex  /  Seminar Hall 3

Tackling Fluorosis: Innovative technology as a solution to the spreading health crisis

Join us for our ongoing India Seminar Series to discuss the growing challenge of Water Fluorosis, in a discussion titled, ‘Tackling Fluorosis: Innovative technology as a solution to the spreading health crisis’

There are about 66 million people in India suffering from toxic levels of fluoride in their drinking water, these are mostly poor people in rural communities in dry / arid area that must depend of groundwater as their drinking water source. Fluoride is a vicious toxic ion in the sense that it affects and attacks the poor far more aggressively that it affects those nutritionally better off. It also is very effective in ruining the lives of very young people who then suffer from serious bone deformation (skeletal fluorosis) and its harmful economic, social, and psychological effects.

The panelists for this discussion include,

 – Dr. Andrew Z. Haddad- ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

 – Srikrishna Sridhar Murthy- Founder and CEO, Sattva Consulting

 – Dr. Sunderrajan Krishnan- Executive Director, INREM Foundation

To RSVP write to mittalinsitutedelhi@fas.harvard.edu and confirm your presence at the event.

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Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 06:00pm

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Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 08:00pm

Wed, March 25, 2015 from 12:30pm - 01:30pm  /  FXB Building, Room G13

Outlook for public health spending in India and the role of non-health sectors in improving health

SAI Global Health Event 

Ramanan Laxminarayan, Vice President for Research and Policy at the Public Health Foundation of India; Director, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy in Washington DC; Research Scholar and Lecturer at Princeton University

Professor Laxminarayan is Vice President for Research and Policy at the Public Health Foundation of India. He is an economist and epidemiologist by training. His research work deals with the integration of epidemiological models of infectious diseases and drug resistance into the economic analysis of public health problems.

Prof Laxminarayan also directs the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy in Washington DC, and is a Research Scholar and Lecturer at Princeton University.

 Co-sponsored with the India Health Partnership in the Department of Global Health and Population, and the Harvard Global Health Institute

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Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 12:30pm

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Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 01:30pm

VENUE
FXB Building, Room G13
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

ADDRESS
651 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA

Wed, February 25, 2015 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, S020 Belfer

Health and Human Rights in Burma

SAI Global Health Event

Thomas Vallely, Senior Advisor, Mainland Southeast Asia, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School

Dr. Cynthia Maung, Director, Mae Tao Clinic, Thai-Burmese Border

Dr. Parveen K. Parmar, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Community Partners International

Phyu Phyu Saan, Senior Researcher, Global Justice Center, New York

Chair: Arthur Kleinman, Director, Harvard University Asia Center; Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University; Professor of Medical Anthropology and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Co-sponsored with the Harvard Asia Center

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Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 04:00pm

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Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

Wed, May 7, 2014 from 04:00pm - 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S050

Slum Health: Suffering and Survival in a Setting of Legal Exclusion

A billion people, or one-seventh of the world’s population, now live in slums in developing country cities. Mumbai, India, possibly has the world’s largest population of slum dwellers: 50-60% of its population lives in informal settlements on <9% of the city’s land area. A significant proportion of those slum residents live in “non-notified” settlements that lack any legal recognition, resulting in their exclusion from formal municipal services such as water, sanitation, and electricity. From 2009 to 2012, a team of researchers from PUKAR (a Mumbai-based research collective), the Harvard School of Public Health, and NYU engaged in an interdisciplinary project investigating health in a non-notified slum of 14,000 people. With support from the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard, several new findings have emerged from these data in the last year that the research team wishes to disseminate to the public. This event will consist of a few short presentations of original research findings followed by reflections on the findings by professors from the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Presentations:

“Why Illegality is Deadly”
Ramnath Subbaraman, PUKAR; Research Fellow in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital.

“A Novel Household Coding System and GPS Mapping for Facilitating Research and Advocacy”
Dana Thomson, Research Associate in Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

“Water Poverty in Slums: A Social Ecological Framework”
Alpen Sheth, PhD Candidate, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“Measuring Water Poverty: Insights from Kaula Bandar”
Laura Nolan, PhD Candidate in the Office of Population Research, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.

“Does Living in a Slum Take a Psychological Toll? Evidence and Reflections on Social Suffering in our Urbanizing World”
Ramnath Subbaraman, PUKAR; Research Fellow in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Reflections and Conversation:

David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health.

Rahul Mehrotra Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design; Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Cosponsored with the Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs 

 

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Wed, May 7, 2014 at 04:00pm

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Wed, May 7, 2014 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Mon, April 14, 2014 from 12:00pm - 01:30pm  /  Harvard School of Public Health

India’s Health System: Recent Findings and Developments

Global Health Seminar

‘Indian healthcare: Reforms, results and road ahead’
Sofi Bergkvist, Managing Director, ACCESS Health International

‘Open Secret : Parallel Systems and Human Resource Management in India’s Public Health Service: A View from the Front Lines’
Jerry La Forgia, Lead Health Specialist, World Bank

Chair: Peter Berman, Professor of the Practice of Global Health Systems and Economics; Director, GHP Educational Initiatives, Harvard School of Public Health

Co-sponsored with the India Health Partnership in the Global Health and Population department, Harvard School of Public Health

Sofi Bergkvist is the founding Managing Director of ACCESS Health International. ACCESS Health identifies, analyzes and supports in the design of healthcare service delivery and financing models for high quality and low-cost healthcare. She is also is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Emerging Markets Solutions at the Indian School of Business, where she focuses on health financing and public private partnerships in health.

Jerry La Forgia is a Lead Health Specialist at the World Bank. He devises policies and strategies, conducts policy dialogue with clients and designs and supervises Bank lending operations. He is also leading several policy research tasks in health. Dr. La Forgia specializes in health finance and management.

 

 

 

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Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 12:00pm

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Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 01:30pm

VENUE
SPH-1, 1208

ADDRESS
665 Huntington Avenue
SPH-1, 1208
Boston, MA 02115

Mon, April 7, 2014 from 04:00pm - 05:30pm  /  Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

Let’s Talk About Equity: Coverage of Maternal and Child Health Interventions in India

Global Health Seminar

Diego Bassani, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Chair: SV Subramanian, Professor of Population Health and Geography in the Department of Society, Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Cosponsored with the Center for Population Development

Harvard Center for the Population and Development Studies, 9 Bow Street, in Harvard Square 

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Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 04:00pm

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Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 05:30pm