Webinar on Public Health and Civic Engagement in South Africa

The Talloires Network invites you to learn and discuss health promotion efforts led by Rhodes University in South Africa. This webinar will be led by UETLA grantee Sunitha Srinivas and two graduate students. 

Sunitha Srinivas is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Rhodes University, South Africa. She has 23 years of experiences in the field: from a specialist at India Medicines Information Centre and India World Health Organization Essential Medicines Program to a community-engaged health advocate at Rhodes University. She will facilitate the webinar with the purpose of discussing how gender role and leadership can be enhanced to initiate health promotion activities in the workplace to combat the epidemic increase in non-communicable diseases in South Africa.

Two current graduate students will present on their own efforts on this issue. Ms. Praise Marara secured the Henderson Scholarship at Rhodes University to support her research on Workplace Health Promotion: Alcohol Use. Mr. Theodore Duxbury is supported by a Research Development Grant for his research on Workplace Health Promotion: Tobacco Use. Both are focusing on working with peer educators at Rhodes University in a collaborative manner to initiate sustainable development based on health promotion. Sunitha will analyze how she and her students have incorporated Sustainable Development Goals and UN-based developments into the Workplace Health Promotion on tobacco and alcohol use projects.

When: Thursday July 7th 2016, 9AM US Eastern, 3PM South Africa, 1PM GMT (Check your time zone.)

How to join:

1. Click https://tufts.webex.com/tufts/j.php?MTID=m4fd691627568aade2c50067fb3f8b69f at the time of the webinar

2. In the WebEx window that opens, enter your name and email address.

3. Click Join to launch the WebEx virtual session.

Note: You may be asked to download a plug in the first time you enter a meeting

Agenda:

1. Introduction by Associate Professor Sunitha Srinivas: 10 minutes

2. Presentation by graduate student Praise Marara: 15 minutes

3. Presentation by graduate student Theodore Duxbury: 15 minutes

4. Open discussion: 20 minutes

If you have any questions, please contact trang.vuong@tufts.edu