Host: Manchester Academic Health Science Centre
About the event:
What is global health? How does it matter to Manchester? What can you do to make a difference to the life chances of millions of the most vulnerable people on the planet?
The MAHSC Office for Global Health, in conjunction with the Global Health Society present “Adventures in Global Health”: a new series of inspiring events that brings global health closer to home. We shall have leading experts from Manchester and beyond speaking about their own experiences at the frontlines of global health.
You are invited to be part of the adventure. Join us for take-off on Monday 13 April from 630 till 830pm including a reception at Samuel Alexander Building Lecture Theatre, Lime Grove, Manchester M13 9PP
We have lined up a lively panel of experts.
Raj Ariyaratnam will guide us through his Adventures in Oral Health. Raj is clinical lecturer in oral medicine and specialist in oral medicine and oral surgery, and the lead for global oral health. He is heavily involved in a highly successful project teaching dentists in Sri Lanka. As part of Dentman, he has inspired dental students to volunteer abroad, many of whom have received subsequent awards.
David Denning will share his passionate Adventures with Fungi. David is professor of infectious diseases in global health and leads the National Aspergillosis Centre in the UK and the International Fungal Education programme. He is also the founder president of the Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections. He lectures worldwide and has published over 400 books, chapters and papers, including an undergraduate textbook “Medicine”.
Amy Hughes will take us on her Adventures with Ebola in West Africa. Amy is a practising A&E doctor and clinical academic lecturer. She has recently received a Point of Light award from the Prime Minister for her work in training medics deployed to Sierra Leone, as well as leading the UK team to the typhoon in the Philippines and working with MSF in Sri Lanka.
Helen Smith will escort us through her Adventures in Maternal Health. Helen is a social scientist and trained in population research and human geography. She is senior lecturer in the Centre for Global Women’s Health with extensive experience in maternal and reproductive health through teaching and research collaborations in many countries.
Mukesh Kapila CBE, our professor for global health and humanitarian affairs, and Executive Director of the Office for Global health, will moderate the panel. Mukesh has had an extensive international career including senior roles at the UK Department for International Development, United Nations, World Health Organization, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and roles with the World Bank and several NGOs.
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