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Global health seminar series continues

Published September 26, 2013

The Office of Global Health Initiatives in the 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.

The schedule:

  • Haiti: Social Justice and Health Care, noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 2, 108 Kimball Tower, South Campus. The seminar will be led by Rose-Marie Chierici, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at Geneseo State College 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 the environs of Borgne, a town on Haiti’s impoverished north coast. Borgne happens to be the "sister city" of the Monroe County village of Honeoye Falls.
  • Peru: Mobile Health Project, noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 9, 108 Kimball. Keri Baker, founder of Sacred Valley Health, a community health worker/mobile health program, will lead the seminar. This NGO was founded in 2012 to improve health care access and equity in Peru’s Sacred Valley, home to medically underserved remote indigenous communities.
  • Nepal: Himalayan HealthCare, 11 a.m. to noon, Nov. 12, 180 Farber Hall, South Campus. The seminar will feature a screening of the short documentary “Hearts in the Himalayas,” followed by a talk by David N. Johnson, clinical assistant professor in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, who has treated patients and traveled extensively in Nepal. Johnson works 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 their lives.