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20 November 2023

The Lancet  Commission on racism and child health launch event, World Children's Day Symposium

Event Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Conference timings: 9:00 - 19:00

Location: 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN

The evening session of the World Children's Day Symposium will introduce an upcoming Lancet Commission on racism and child health. Join members of the Commission for a panel discussion about discrimination and the future of global child health.

 

The 20th of November is a day dedicated to celebrating and advocating for the rights and well-being of children around the world. This year, we are planning a symposium that will bring together children and young people, third sector organisations and experts, researchers and advocates from UCL, GOSH and external partners to discuss the challenges that children today face and to share ideas on how we can work together to improve their lives.

19 July 2023

FemTech Revolution: Advancing Health for All

Time: 09:30 - 11:00

Location: Theatre AD11, Conference Centre, Kigali, Rwanda

This event will be for in-person delegates of the Women Deliver Conference. FemTech Revolution: Advancing Health for All, is a concurrent session, exploring issues such as bias in algorithms and the need to learn from previous failures in technology and other industries. We will define FemTech and equity, delve into wearable technology, as well as perspectives from founders and clinicians.

 

We will be answering the following questions:

  • How do we ensure we are not reproducing systems of exclusion in tech?

  • Can FemTech be a blueprint for health equity?

  • How do we embed health equity at the core of FemTech?

  • How can we utilise healthtech as a tool for health equity?

Speakers:

  • Ida Tin, co-founder of Clue, who coined the phrase ‘FemTech’

  • Morenike Fajemisin, award-winning founder of WHISPA Health

  • Natacha Mugeni, Chief Health Officer of Kasha Global, Inc

  • Thanuja Jayawardene, MAS Femography

  • Dr Sujitha Selvarajah, organiser and host of session, founder of Race & Health

30 May 2023

Climate & Health Justice Research Discussion

Please join us for our upcoming livestreamed presentation event about climate change and health, featuring Dr Abi Deivanayagam and Dr Marina Romanello. Happning on Tuesday, 30 May 2023 at 13:10 - 14:00 GMT+1.

As you may know, Race & Health has been working on the Envisioning Environmental Equity project, a project that explores the impact that racism and climate change have on health inequities. As a part of this project, we've developed some academic outputs and are excited to share these with the world. Hear more about our research at this upcoming event!

9 December 2022

The Lancet Series Launch

We released our long-awaited Series featured in The Lancet special issue on racism, xenophobia, discrimination and health. Join us retrospectively as we welcome this Series at a hybrid event to a live audience. This four-paper Series draws from critical race theory, anti-caste theory, case studies from around the world, and our very own conceptual model to highlight next steps in tackling racially-defined health inequities. You can access the Series here: https://www.thelancet.com/series/raci... For more information about our work, visit www.raceandhealth.org or follow us on social media @RaceAndHealth.

21 April 2023

WHS Regional Meeting 2023 - Racism in Global Health Difficult Conversations

Founder Delan Devakumar speaks at the World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2023 was held in partnership with the Annual Conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) CUGH 2023 and the Global Innovation Forum organized by the Association of Academic Health Centers International (AAHCI). Hosted by the US-based members of the M8 Alliance, the academic backbone of the World Health Summit, this collaboration focussed on joining forces for global health and created a unique opportunity for knowledge exchange and partnership building. The conjunction between global health and development was a further focus, as the World Bank Group’s spring meeting 2023 took place during the same time in Washington DC.

17 November 2022

COP27 Side Event: Pathways to Climate & Health Justice: Towards Resilient and Just Health Systems

An expert panel discussion on the impact of climate on health; and how innovative solutions in climate financing, equitable health surveillance and one health, can be pursued with justice-oriented strategies to build a resilient health systems.

 

Speakers: Professor Akin Abayomi Honourable Commissioner for Health Lagos state, Titilope Akosa, Dotun Bobadoye- CEO of GET and Dr Abi Deivanayagam, Medical doctor, Researcher

15 November 2022

Capturing Health and Climate Justice: Using Film to Tell MAPA stories at the COP27 Youth Pavilion

An expert panel discussion on the impact of climate on health; and how innovative solutions in climate financing, equitable health surveillance and one health, can be pursued with justice-oriented strategies to build a resilient health systems.

 

Speakers: Professor Akin Abayomi Honourable Commissioner for Health Lagos state, Titilope Akosa, Dotun Bobadoye- CEO of GET and Dr Abi Deivanayagam, Medical doctor, Researcher

30 September 2022

Climate-Related Health Disparities: colonialism, racism and discrimination

Climate change and health are inseparable, and while efforts to instil health into climate action are on the rise, more attention to the unjust health impacts that climate change has on minoritised communities is key to meaningful climate action. As we develop strategies to address climate change, must engage issues of injustice and discrimination as driving forces behind climate change to slow this crisis sustainably and effectively. Whose health is disproportionately impacted by climate change? Across what outcomes? What are the structural determinants of these outcomes? This archived Race & Health webinar follows a virtual conversation exploring these questions between Araceli Carmago, Kyle Hill, and Renzo Guinto in a discussion about how colonialism, racism, and discrimination sculpt the climate-related health disparities we see today. We explored how discrimination in research, decision-making, and socio-political inclusion feed into these health disparities.

12 March 2021

Envisioning Environmental Equity: Climate Justice is Racial Justice

Race and Health's 3rd webinar about the importance of racial justice and climate change in health. Featuring young activists and academics from  around the world.

13 October 2020

Decolonise. Defund. Dismantle.

Dismantle. Defund. Decolonise. We often hear these words across different disciplines, in the news and on our social media feeds. Join us as we interrogate these terms and how they translate into practices for improving health.

 

Kanahus Manuel: Mother, activist, traditional birthkeeper, land and water defender and freedom fighter. Kanahus is Secwepemc and Ktunaxa, born into a political family known for bringing their fight for their traditional territories into the international spotlight, and is a member of the Secwepemc Women Warrior Society. Kanahus’ activism also includes prison justice work, including advocacy for the freedom and exoneration of Orlando Watley. (she/her)

 

Dr Rhea Boyd Paediatrician, Public Health Advocate and Scholar. Rhea teaches and writes on the relationships between racism, inequity, and health. Rhea works clinically and has a scholarly focus on the child and public health impacts of harmful policing practices and policies.

 

Lance Louskieter is a health policy and systems scholar with a particular interest in queer & decolonial theory and praxis. Lance contributes to national and global policy and implementation processes where they use creative participatory methodologies to facilitate local, national and global advocacy spaces to foster transformative approaches to achieve health equity. (they/them/theirs)

12 June 2020

Race & Health Inaugural Webinar:
Building Back Better.

How do we move beyond COVID-19 in a way that addresses the impact of racism, xenophobia and discrimination on health? Join us for the launch of Race & Health on 11 June. We’ll be discussing this very question with our panel and our community.

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