Release Date: September 26, 2013
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions will continue its seminar series, “Women’s Health is Global Health: The 2013 Global Health Initiatives,” with three programs in October and November. All are free of charge and welcome public participation and discussion.
Haiti: Social Justice and Health Care
Oct. 2, Noon to 1 p.m., 108 Kimball Tower, UB South Campus
The seminar will feature Rose-Marie Chierici, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at SUNY Geneseo and co-founder of Haiti Outreach Pwoje Espwa (Project Hope), which promotes social justice and a better future for Haiti.
Project Hope is a network of doctors, businesspeople, educators and others who established a health care system that has been working for years to improve the lives of people in Borgne, a town on Haiti’s impoverished north coast. Borgne is the sister city of the Monroe County village of Honeoye Falls
Peru: Mobile Health Project
Oct. 9, noon to 1 p.m., 108 Kimball Tower, UB South Campus
Keri Baker, the founder of Sacred Valley Health, a community health worker/mobile health program founded in 2012, will lead the seminar. Sacred Valley Health was founded to improve health care access and equity in Peru’s Sacred Valley, home to medically underserved remote indigenous communities.
Nepal: Himalayan Health Care
Nov. 12, 11 a.m. to noon, 180 Farber Hall, UB South Campus
A short documentary, “Hearts in the Himalayas,” will be followed by a talk by David N. Johnson, MD, clinical assistant professor, UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, who has treated patients and traveled extensively in Nepal with Himalayan Healthcare, which provides primary health care, community education and income generation programs in remote areas of Nepal that enable people to be self-supporting in the long-term, and improve the quality of life for its people.