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About the Speaker:
Dr. Senjuti Saha (Microbiologist & Activist)
Senjuti Saha is a microbiologist working at the intersection of Clinical Microbiology and Global Health as a Scientist at the Child Health Research Foundation in Bangladesh. Her work is grounded in advancing the cause of health and research equity, based on her vision that everyone across the world should have equal access to the practice and benefits of science.
The focus of her work is on paediatric preventable infectious diseases, with the goals of using state-of-the-art technology like on-site metagenomics to identify aetiologies that elude standard laboratory testing in low- and middle-income countries and understanding the indirect impacts of interventions like vaccines on the overall health system. She advocates for equal access to scholarly literature and science education.
TEDxGateway Webinar: Dr. Senjuti Saha (Microbiologist & Activist) & Dr. Aparna Hegde (Urogynecologist & Founder, ARMMAN) in conversation with Faye D’souza (Journalist)
Webinar Series: The World Has Changed
Webinar Topic: Healthcare During COVID-19 – Finding Opportunities During a Crisis
About the webinar:
The field of global health across developed and developing countries often experience unequal power dynamics. With the COVID-19 pandemic, countries like India and Bangladesh have had to rely on individual and societal equity to develop innovative technologies and ideas to ensure overall public safety and create scalable solutions.
With the onset of COVID-19 and the resultant lockdown, many healthcare systems were challenged not only to tackle the virus, but to make sure other healthcare services were not affected.
Dr. Aparna Hegde and Dr. Senjuti Saha give us insights on how they managed to tackle the onset of COVID-19 across two diverse regions like India and Bangladesh and what the future of healthcare holds.