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SAI Event Topic : Global Health

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

START
Wed, May 7, 2014 at 04:00pm

END
Wed, May 7, 2014 at 06:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

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 

 


India’s Health System: Recent Findings and Developments

START
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 12:00pm

END
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 01:30pm

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.

 

 

 


Art and the Science of Facial Surgery

START
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 04:00pm

END
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS Knafel, K262
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138


VENUE
CGIS South, S450

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S450
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

Global Health Seminar

Dr. Paul C. SalinsMedical Director & Vice President, Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center and Narayana Hrudayalaya Multi Specialty Hospital

Chair: Jinah KimAssistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

For more than 30 years, Dr. Salins has modified, rebuilt and deconstructed faces, some to create harmony, others to restore normalcy, and few to meet an individuals expectation. Yet, great art uncovers faces which fascinates, captivates and powerfully communicates, whether ugly or beautiful, harmonious or full of discord. The real face that in art becomes manifested seems to elude the surgeon, condemning his efforts to boring repetitions of aesthetic ideas. Can this gulf be bridged, and as mankind as we know changes, will art define the new faces we shall seek?


China and India in the Context of Global Mental Health

START
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 04:15pm

END
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 05:45pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Global Health Seminar

Dr. Michael Phillips, Director, Suicide Research and Prevention Center, Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine; Executive Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention, Beijing Huilongguan Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry and Global Health, Emory University School of Medicine.

Professor Vikram Patel, Professor of International Mental Health, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Public Health Foundation of India & Sangath.

Professor Arthur Kleinman, Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center; Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University and Professor of Medical Anthropology in Global Health and Social Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Shekar Saxena, Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at World Health Organization, Geneva

Co-sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center, and the China Medical Board

Reception to follow.


Gender Violence, Informal Justice Systems, and Social Change: Proceedings of a Village Court on Domestic Violence in Bangladesh

START
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 02:00pm

END
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 03:00pm

VENUE
FXB G03

ADDRESS
FXB G03
651 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA

Global Health Seminar

Fauzia Ahmed, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies; Affiliate Asian/Asian American Program, Miami University

Cosponsored with the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights


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

START
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 04:00pm

END
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 05:30pm

VENUE
Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
Harvard University

ADDRESS
Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
Harvard University
9 Bow Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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 


Secularism, Democracy and Pluralism: From Bases to Implementation

START
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 04:00pm

END
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 05:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S050
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Global Health Seminar

Dipu Moni, Foreign Minister of Bangladesh
with Ruhul Abid, Assistant Professor, Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School
M. Shawkat Razzaque, , Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School and Dental School
and Richard Cash, Senior Lecturer on Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health


Mental Health Access for Women in South Asia and China

START
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 12:00pm

END
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 01:30pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S250
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA

Global Health Seminar

Arthur Kleinman, Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University and Professor of Medical Anthropology in Global Health and Social Medicine and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Jennifer Leaning, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health; Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Cosponsored with the Asia Center’s Modern Asia Seminar


“Compulsory License and Access to Medicines: The Indian Experience to Date”

START
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 12:00pm

END
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 01:30pm

VENUE
Harvard Law School

ADDRESS
Harvard Law School
1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Global Health Seminar
V Lakshmikumaran, Founder and Managing Partner, Advocate and Patent Agent, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys; Founder and Managing Partner, Advocate and Patent Agent, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys


South Asia: The World’s Laboratory

South Asia: The World’s Laboratory

A special SAI event in New York City. Inquire for details:sainit@fas.harvard.edu

Home to nearly a sixth of humanity, the birthplace of many of the world’s great religions and philosophies, and now a hotbed for innovation and technological change, South Asia is truly the world’s laboratory, a space where we can experiment with the world’s most urgent challenges. Join leading academics from Harvard University in a discussion of the timely appeal of South Asia to the humanities—at the intersection of religion and civil society, ancient arts and cutting edge technologies. Our guest speakers will challenge you – Is Pakistan really Islamic? The Taj Mahal: What’s the Attraction? – and share with you the latest research and inquiry on South Asia from Harvard.



Global Health Seminar Series

START
Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 12:00pm

END
Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 02:00pm

VENUE
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02138

Public Health Response to the Epidemic of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in South Asia

Dr. Srinath Reddy, Director of the Public Health Foundation of India and a Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)
Chair: Richard Cash, Senior Lecturer on Global Health at HSPH

Watch the video of this lecture here.