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Global Health Lunch and Learn

The UBC School of Population and Public Health invites you to attend the:
Global Health Lunch & Learn Seminar Series:
Digital Global Health in Africa and Canada – Reverse Innovation

This will be a hybrid event, both on-line and in-person. Please register HERE
School of Population and Public Health Room B104 or by zoom (link will be sent closer to the date after you register)

About the presenter:

Dr. Richard Lester is the director of the Neglected Global Diseases Initiative (NGDI) and an associate professor in Global Health in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, at the University of British Columbia. He completed his research fellowship in HIV in Kenya at the University of Manitoba and University of Nairobi collaborative, where he initiated development of an innovative mobile phone health (mHealth) service that was demonstrated in a landmark trial, WelTel Kenya1 (Lancet 2010), to improve HIV outcomes. He is scientific and executive director of the WelTel International mHealth Society, a non-profit organization and Grand Challenges Canada $1M award winner for transitioning the mHealth service to scale in remote Kenya. His program’s “research to action” and patient self-management approach has been published in top-tier medical journals, including the Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine, and Nature, and has been featured in non-academic international and local media, such as CBC’s The National and The Economist.


About the Event

The Global Health Lunch and Learn seminar series is a monthly event which enriches the global health offerings available to students and faculty members by featuring expert and diverse multidisciplinary speakers from across the greater UBC community and beyond who are dedicated to global health innovation through scholarship, research, and practice.

The seminars are interactive and discussion-based presentations where presenters discuss their own experiences and current issues in global health. The audience is also challenged to look at the intersection of working in public health in both local and global contexts and encouraged to think about their future roles as leaders in global public health.


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