Global Health Lunch & Learn Seminar Series: Global Health and Decolonization
The UBC School of Population and Public Health invites you to attend the:
Global Health Lunch & Learn Seminar Series:
Global Health and Decolonization
Fri, Apr 21, 2023
12:30 – 1:30 pm PST
Location: School of Population and Public Health Room 424 (4th floor) or by zoom (link will be sent closer to the date after you register)
About the presentation:
In this presentation, Dr. Sewankambo will speak about his longstanding career in global health and decolonization efforts within the field.
About the presenter:
Prof. Nelson K. Sewankambo MBChB, MSc, M.MED, FRCP, LLD (HC), a Professor of Medicine is the Principal (Head) of Makerere University College of Health Sciences and previously Dean of Makerere University Medical School. A long-time advocate of advancing health research and policy in Africa, Sewankambo pioneered efforts to establish the REACH Policy Initiative, an East African institutional brokerage mechanism linking research to health policy and action. He is the Team Leader for several initiatives investigating knowledge translation interventions including Policy Briefs, Policy Dialogues, Rapid Response Mechanism and the Uganda Clearing House for Health Policy and Systems Research (Supporting Use of Research Evidence for Policy in African Health Systems). His 25-year contribution to HIV/AIDS and health research in Africa has been acknowledged by many awards. He has devoted his last 15 years of professional life to the advancement of medical education, research, and capacity development. He is the Coordinator of the IDRC funded International Chairs Initiative that focuses on the evaluation of knowledge translations platforms. Dr. Sewankambo also initiated a successful research capacity building consortium involving seven African institutions (4 universities and 3 research institutes) and two universities in the UK. He is providing leadership for an Africa-wide initiative for Strengthening Research Capacity in Africa (ISHReCA). In 2010, with NIH funding, he spearheaded the start of a national MEPI consortium of Uganda Universities to jointly address the country’s health professional education needs. He has participated in a number of key global health initiatives and committees for example he is a member of the FAIMER Board.
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 global public health in both local and global contexts and encouraged to think about their future roles as leaders and contributors in the field.