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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Presentation in Ottawa: Health and Globalization

Invites you to a presentation on:

People's Health in a Globalizing World:
The Case of India

Dr. Mira Shiva
Head, Public Policy
Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI)

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2000
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: Westin Hotel
Governor General Room, 2nd Floor
11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

Dr. Mira Shiva is a leading campaigner and advocate for people-centred
health policies and programs in India.  She speaks to the full spectrum of
health issues in the country, including drugs and pharmaceuticals, a
rational drug policy; reproductive and women's health; female feticide;
epidemics; equity and the impact of globalization on health in India.

Among other writings, Dr. Shiva is the editor of "National Profile on Women,
Health and Development", published by VHAI in April 2000.  She is also a
coordinator, organizer, networker for different international organizations
and movements for better health for people at the grassroots.

The Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI) is one of the foremost
organizations on health issues in India.  It is a federation of 24 state
organizations, uniting more than 4000 health and development institutions
and community-level health programs in the country.  VHAI's activities
include campaigns research, policy advocacy, training, public engagement,
publications and information, and projects.  As an apex body in India it is
an advocate for community health policies and services, social justice and
human rights.

Dr. Shiva is in Canada as a guest of South Asia Partnership Canada, a forum
in Canada on South Asian human development, linking Canadian civil society
organizations with partners in the region.  Dr. Shiva will be in Ottawa from
November 20 to 22, 2000.

Please RSVP by phone, fax or e-mail to:
Faruq Faisel or Judy Stott, SAP Canada
Phone: (613) 241-1333, Fax: (613) 241-1129, E-mail: sap@web.net

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