"Bending the Arc" Film Screening (co-hosted by PIH Engage and BWH Division of Global Health Equity)
About the Event:
In commemoration of World AIDS Day, please join Partners in Health Engage and the BWH Division of Global Health Equity for a free screening of the critically acclaimed documentary film, Bending the Arc, followed by a discussion with guest speaker Dr. Joia Mukherjee, chief medical officer of Partners In Health and associate professor in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and other PIH guests.
Bending the Arc is a documentary about a team of young people—Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl—whose charitable medical work 30 years ago ignited a global health movement. Their goal was simple but daring: to make high quality health care available to everyone, even in the world’s poorest countries. Fighting entrenched diseases, political and bureaucratic machinery, and the existing charity and medical establishments, these crusaders took their fight from the village to the world stage, to ensure that health care is a right for all, and that geography should not determine destiny.
The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day is “Communities Make the Difference” in recognition of the role that communities play in global health and AIDS response at the international, national and local levels. Hear from our guest speakers about their connection and work with Partners in Health and the role we as a community can take in supporting global health initiatives.
Jen Goldsmith, Director of Administration, Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham & Women’s Hospital (Moderator)
Dr. Joia Mukherjee, Chief Medical Officer, Partners In Health, Associate professor in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Dr. David Walton, CEO & Co-Founder, Build Health International, Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Dr. Regan Marsh, attending physician, Emergency Medicine, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Sean Kivlehan, attending physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Stephanie Smith, Associate Director, Mental Health, Partners In Health, Attending Psychiatrist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Date and Time
- 12/02/2019: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
- Brigham & Women's Hospital, Bornstein Theater, 2nd Floor. 45 Francis St., Boston, MA
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