Global Health
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2022 Global Health Seminar Series

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In the endeavour to encourage and inspire more colleagues to have their research matter, the Department of Global Health has launched a webinar series showcasing stories of knowledge to action.


COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN GLOBAL HEALTH

9th June 2022, Thursday | 12:00 pm to 13:30 pm SAST (via MS Teams)

​MODERAT​O​R

Lynn Bust
Centre for Global Surgery
Stellenbosch University ​ ​

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Dr Lucia D’Ambruoso

Deputy Director, Centre for Global Development, University of Aberdeen


‘Voice needs teeth to have bite’! Expanding community-led action-learning in rural South Africa

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Dr Vuyiseka Dubula-Majola

Director, Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management & previous Secretary General, TAC

Community participation in global health networks: HIV advocacy in South Africa
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Mr Desmond Jumbam

Director, Health Policy and Advocacy, Operation Smile

Grassroots ​advocacy in global surgery
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Dr Lydia Cairncross

Head, General Surgery UCT & People’s Health Movement Advocate

Enhancing the agency of activists, academics and community leaders in the advocacy for surgical care

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH AND DISABILITY: INSIGHTS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR GLOBAL HEALTH IN AFRICA

10th March 2022, Thursday | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm SAST (via MS Teams)

​MODERAT​O​R

Assoc Prof. Martha Geiger 
Centre for Disability & Rehabilitation Studies (CDRS)
Stellenbosch University ​ ​

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Prof Gubela Mji

Director: Centre for Disability & Rehabilitation Studies, Stellenbosch University

​Professor Gubela Mji is the Director of the Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (CDRS) and the founder and chairperson of AfriNEAD (African Network for Evidence-to-Action on Disability). Prof Mji is an internationally respected leader in the area of indigenous knowledges and their impact on health, disability and rehabilitation.
A case study of Indigenous Knowledge ignored

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Dr Surona Visagie

Senior Lecturer: Centre for Disability & Rehabilitation Studies

Dr Surona Visagie is a senior lecturer in the CDRS as well as the driving force behind the Centre’s increasing body of evidence on the needs, applications and development of assistive technologies in Africa. She manages the African Community for Assistive Technology (ACAT).
Access to assistive products

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Mr Luphiwo Mduzana

Acting Head; Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine; Walter Sisulu University

Mr Luphiwo Mduzana is a lecturer in medical orthotics and prosthetics at Walter Sisulu University with a special interest in appropriate technologies and community based strategies. He serves on the HPCSA board responsible for the orthotics and prosthetics professions.
Prosthetics in South Africa

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Mr Mashudu Mphohoni

Lecturer: Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University

Mr Mashudu Mphohoni is an occupational therapy lecturer at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, with a wide experience base as a community leader and educator with a particular passion for inclusive education.
Education as a social determinant of health

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