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Frugal Innovations in Global Health Conference

UIC School of Public Health Global Health Program

This conference introduces current and future healthcare practitioners to innovations in healthcare delivery that address pervasive gaps in healthcare access. Experts will discuss low-cost practices and technologies with potential global impact, such as low-cost hearing devices, the role of ASHA workers in improving health care in India, and preventive measures for reduction in neonatal mortality.

Date:  Friday, March 18
Time:  9 - 11:30 a.m.

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Silvia Figueira headshot.
Affordable Technologies + Frugal Innovation = Impact on Global Health
With Silvia Figueira, PhD, MS, Dianne McKenna Professor Computer Science and Engineering Director, Frugal Innovation Hub, Santa Clara University.
Saad Bhamla headshot.
LoCHAid and ePatch: Story of two frugal tools for accessible hearing and DNA vaccine delivery
With Saad Bhamla, PhD, Assistant Professor and Mitchell & Gunn Faculty Fellow, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Sunita Singh headshot.
Accredited Social Health Activist and Health Care Delivery in India
Sunita Singh, MA, Doctoral Candidate in Demography, Institute of Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Salaya, Thailand.
Rebecca Richards-Kortum headshot.
Building a Global Network of Frugal Innovators to Help End Preventable Newborn Death
With Rebecca Richards-Kortum, PhD, Malcolm Gillis University Professor and Director, Rice 360 Institute for Global Health, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University.
Jerome McDonnell headshot.
Moderator: Jerome McDonnell
Jerome McDonnell hosted WBEZ's global affairs program Worldview from 1994 until October of 2019. He was WBEZ’s environment and climate reporter through 2020.

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