[act-ma] Fwd: COVID-19 and Public Health in India
cwelch at tecschange.org
Fri Apr 17 03:37:36 PDT 2020
Solidarity across Distances
Lectures in the Times of COVID-19
*COVID-19 and Public Health in India*
A lecture by and conversation with
*Dr. Abhay Shukla, M.D.*
Jan Swasthya Abhiyan/People’s Health Movement
Sunday, April 19, 11am EDT <x-apple-data-detectors://1>/8am PDT/8:30PM IST
Join us on Zoom - *https://mit.zoom.us/j/94179138406*
<https://mit.zoom.us/j/94179138406> - Password: *solidarity*
How is India dealing with the public health crisis created by COVID-19,
given the enormous variation across states and widespread prevalence of
malnutrition and poverty? Dr. Shukla will address this and other topics
in his talk and discussion.
*Dr Abhay Shukla *is a public health physician, who has been working on
health issues in collaboration with people’s movements and grassroots
NGOs in Western India since over two decades. He is one of the national
convenors of *Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (People’s Health Movement – India)
*and was centrally involved in organization of the* National Right to
Health Care campaign *during 2003-04*. *Dr Shukla has co-edited and
authored the books ‘Review of Health Care in India’, ‘Report on Health
Inequities in Maharashtra’, ‘Health System in India – Crisis and
Alternatives’ and ‘The Rights Approach to Health and Health Care’.
He’s also the co-author with Dr. Arun Gadre of the popular book
'Dissenting Diagnosis' published by Penguin.
Dr. Shukla’s recent opinion piece, *"We must give highest priority to
strengthening the public health system,"*
in the Indian Express.
Please be sure to watch our inaugural speaker P. Sainath’s recent
interview on NDTV: "Cotton Is Hard To Digest": P Sainath's Grim Warning
PARI has published several new reports on the impact of COVID-19 on
rural India. PARI’s COVID-19 coverage master page is available here:
About *Solidarity across Distances:* The current pandemic around the
world has created a public health crisis, gravely exacerbating a
pre-existing economic crisis. Governments around the world have also
used this as an opportunity to amass more authoritarian power,
aggravating a crisis of democracy. While we maintain physical distances,
resistance to these triple crises cannot wait for the pandemic to end.
Solidarity across Distances is a lecture series in which we plan to
bring critical voices of information and analysis. And bring people
together in solidarity and resistance.
*Write to SolidarityAcrossDistances at gmail.com
<mailto:SolidarityAcrossDistances at gmail.com> *
*to join our mailing list and find out about our future events. *
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