The Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), in partnership with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is pleased to announce the 2013 University Seminar Series – an opportunity for Canadians to interact with development practitioners and learn more about key issues and challenges in the field. The 2013 University Seminar Series will focus on the challenges and successes of maternal, newborn, and child health in the developing world. This year’s distinguished speakers are Rudoba Rakhmatova, Senior Health Programme Officer with Aga Khan Foundation Tajikistan and Aditi Iyer, Research Director, Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Drawing on examples from Nigeria and East Africa, the speakers will provide a window into the health context of their respective regions.
Date: October 21, 2013
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Location: Multipurpose Room, Liu Institute for Global Issues
6476 NW Marine Dr
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Rudoba Rakhmatova is the Senior Health Programme Officer with Aga Khan Foundation, Tajikistan (AKF-T). Rudoba graduated in 2002 from the Tajik State Medical University, with a specialization in obstetrics and gynecology. After completing her degree, Rudoba worked as an OB/GYN before transitioning to a career in the non-profit sector in 2005. Prior to joining AKF-T in 2011, she held positions with Phoenix, the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan, and Health Connection International. In her role with AKF-T, she works on issues of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, community-based First Aid, cross-border health programming, and eHealth.
Aditi Iyer is based at the Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore where she coordinates and jointly directs research funded by the International Development Research Centre that seeks to strengthen the evidence base for integrating gender in health research in India. She is a research affiliate of the Institute for Intersectionality Research and Policy, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. She is also a member of the Academic and Research Council, School of Public Health, Equity and Action, Bangalore. Aditi received her PhD in Public Health from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Liverpool and her MA in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She was awarded the Goran Sterky Fellowship at the Division of International Health (IHCAR), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.