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Research Cluster event - Public Health in Brazil: Policy and Intersectionality

Event Type
Medical Humanities Research Cluster of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and Women and Gender in Global Perspective
Alice Campbell Alumni Center
Nov 16, 2017   3:15 pm  
Originating Calendar
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)

This panel explores the public healthcare system in Brazil, considering the impact of climate change and of political pressures on public health, as well as the intersectional roles of race and gender in both access to public health and in responses to Brazil’s Zika outbreak. The panel is part of the Lemann Dialogue symposium hosted by the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies on November 16 and 17, 2017. The panel includes, Nísia Trinidade Lima, the President of Brazil’s national public health research and policy Institute, Fiocruz; Guilherme Franco Netto, the Institute’s Coordinator for Environment and Health; Anthropologist Kia Lilly Caldwell, author of Health Equity in Brazil (Illinois, 2017); and Sociologist Letícia Marteleto, who has published extensively on demography of gender, education and health.

View the full program of the Lemann Dialogue.


The Unified Health System 30 Years On: Challenges for a Contemporary Public Policy Agenda in Brazil
Nisia Trinidade Lima, President, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz)


The Anthropocene and the New Political Order in Brazil: Fiocruz’s Considerations on the Social and Environmental Determination of Health
Guilherme Franco Netto, Coordinator for Environment and Health, Fiocruz


Racial Health Equity in Brazil’s Affirmative Action Era
Kia Caldwell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Reproductive Consequences of the Zika Epidemic in Brazil
Letícia Marteleto, University of Texas at Austin


Moderator/Discussant: Jerry Dávila, Director, Lemann Institute

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