[act-ma] Upcoming TUSM Physicans for Human Rights and Global Health Interest Group Events for Mon Nov. 30-Dec 4

Eugene Schiff eugene.schiff at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 18:39:02 PST 2009

In conjunction with World AIDS Day (Tuesday Dec. 1st), the TUSM chapters of
Physicians for Human Rights and the Global Health Interest Group (plus
co-sponsors SNMA, LAMSA, & AMSA!) are hosting several films screenings and
lectures, including:

-a documentary film, Deliver US (with the director), about HIV/AIDS in
-patents and access to affordable medicines in India
-the Bhopal explosion 25 years ago and its ensuing health effects
-Salud! A film and discussion about Cuba's health system and international
humanitarian assistance program in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
All are welcome and food will be served!  *

See details below: (plus more to follow)
for questions or more information please contact eugene.schiff at tufts.edu or

Tufts University School of Medicine
145 Harrison Street, Boston MA, 02111
Green Line-Boylston Stop
Orange Line-Tufts/NEMC Stop
Red Line-Downtown Crossing or South Station



*Monday November 30th - 7pm - Sackler Building Room 221 (Second Floor) *

*Patents and Profits: Novartis, Gleevac and Access to Affordable Medicines
in India and Beyond
A discussion with *Dr. Gopal Dabade*, Indian physician, scholar, activist
and member of Drug Action-Karnataka, All India Drug Action Network, Jagruti

*Indian Food will be Served!!*

Tuesday Dec. 1st  - 6pm  Room 812 (8th Floor - TUSM Sacker Building)*

*WORLD AIDS DAY FILM SCREENING - with Director Katherin T. Hall of Stony
Hill Pictures*

*Deliver Us -* A documentary film about communities affected by HIV/AIDS in

Discussion about film and the impact and struggles to overcome the local and
global AIDS epidemic to follow
Thai food will be served*

Wednesday Dec. 2nd  12:15-1:15pm*   TUSM Location (TBA)

*Remembering Bhopal:  Lessons Learned from the World's Worst Industrial
Disastour - 25 Years Ago

Indian Food will be Served!!*


*Friday Dec. 4th

Film Screening
Salud!    *Location - TBA

Find out what puts Cuba on the map in the quest for global health ...

*Against the alarming backdrop of the global health crisis and deteriorating
public health systems in even the richest nations, ¡Salud! tells the
little-known story of Cuba:  a poor country overcoming its lack of resources
to provide universal health care and help other developing nations do the

A feature documentary, ¡Salud! is directed by Academy Award nominee Connie
Field and co-produced by Gail Reed.  The film spans three continents to look
at the philosophy and health professionals placing Cuba on the map in the
worldwide movement to make health care a global birthright.  Today, Cubans
are among the world's healthiest people, despite the island's poverty.
Cuba's volunteer corps now posts 28,000 health professionals in 68
countries; and Cuban medical schools will graduate an unprecedented 100,000
new doctors from developing countries over the next decade.

The film's cameras reach into The Gambia, rural South Africa, coastal
villages of Honduras and river settlements in the Amazon, where a Cuban is
often the first doctor a poor community has ever seen. In some nations they
staff entire health systems.  In all, they take with them the experience and
philosophy of their own community-oriented, preventive and universal health
care model fundamentally at odds with a global wave of healthcare

¡Salud! questions what propels Cuban doctors to serve where most others
won't, and grapples with the tensions their presence sometimes provokes.*
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