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F119 How are technologies improving global public health (Dr. Padmini Murthy)

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F119 How are technologies improving global public health (Dr. Padmini Murthy)

Book discussion: Technology and Global Public Health
February 11, 2021

F119 How are technologies improving global public health (Dr. Padmini Murthy)

Dr. Padmini (Mini) Murthy – Professor and Global Health Director at New York Medical College School of Health Sciences and Practice.

Dr. Murthy is a physician and an activist who trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has practiced medicine and public health for the past 28 years in various countries. She worked as a consultant for United Nations Population Fund, she is the Secretary-General of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA) and its NGO representative to the United Nations (UN). She is the global health lead for the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA). In 2020 she published a book titled Technology and Global Public Health, which is a great read if you wish to get a perspective about health and technology, women, and technology in countries like Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Japan, Georgia, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and more.

This episode explores the book’s content, the emphasis on women’s health and the impact of COVID on women’s health, the power of mHealth for public health, especially in developing countries, using apps for gender empowerment. 

Technology and Global Public Health  – https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030463540

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