[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[OPIRG-EVENTS] The Cases of India and Canada: People's Health in a Globalizing World


People's Health in a Globalizing World:
The Cases of India and Canada

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

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

Stan Marshall
Canadian Union of Public Employees

Janet Hatcher-Roberts
Executive Director
Canadian Society for International Health
(To be confirmed)

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 and 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 with:
Faruq Faisel, or Judy Stott SAP Canada, 1 Nicholas Street, Suite 200, Ottawa
Ontario K1N 7B7

Phone: (613) 241-1333 Fax: (613) 241-1129 E-mail: sap@web.ca  URL:

This is the OPIRG-events@ox.org list. Announcement only please.
To unsubscribe, send email to opirg-events-request@ox.org, and put
"unsubscribe" in the body.
Archive at: http://www.sandelman.ottawa.on.ca/lists/html/opirg-events/