Global Health Webinar: Health justice and quality of care


Date: Wednesday June 2nd, 2021  
Time: 12-1PM EDT
Topic: "Health justice and quality of care"

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According to the WHO (2018), "PHC is rooted in a commitment to social justice, equity and participation." Drs. Lynda Redwood-Campbell and Sabina Faiz Rashid will reflect on the adaptability of PHC models to fulfill this aspiration by drawing upon their experiences in working with and listening to underserved populations in the context of humanitarian crises and ethnographic research. How can PHC services can be delivered and scaled up to respond to the health and development needs of people in precarious or emergency settings, all while ensuring equity in accessibility and quality? How can we reimagine and build more resilient health systems in people-centred, context-specific and sustainable ways? Join us as we discuss lessons learned and innovative examples of PHC delivery models around the world.

Dr. Lynda Redwood-Campbell MD, FCFP, DTM&H, MPH is a family physician with research, scholarly and international expertise in global health, immigrant/refugee health and humanitarian response. Her interest is how to integrate PHC into disaster preparedness/response in policy and action. She has worked in many resource-poor countries and as part of several emergency responses including with the ICRC Red Cross field hospital in Indonesia after the December 2004 Tsunami and the Kashmir 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, the 2010 Haiti earthquake and cholera outbreak. She continues to lead global capacity-building initiatives focused on health human resources and primary care delivery.  She has also chaired the global health committee of the Canadian College of Family Physicians and served on various international editorial boards including the Prehospital and Disaster Medicine Journal. 

Dr. Sabina Faiz Rashid PhD is Dean & Professor at BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University. She specializes in ethnographic and qualitative research that explores the impact of structural and intersectional factors on the ability of marginalized populations (i.e. sexual minorities, refugee populations, adolescents, slum dwellers) to realize their sexual and reproductive health and rights. In 2008, she founded the Centre for Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and co-founded the Centre for Urban Equity and Health in 2013. Professor Rashid has led/co-led numerous local and multi-country research and capacity building initiatives and serves on several national and global boards and committees. 

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