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Women in Infectious Diseases and Health Research in Malawi (WIDREM) Symposium

Symposium: Gender, Health, Environment and Wellbeing

Hosted by WIDREM, College Medicine University of Malawi, Thursday 7 February, 2019

Mural art at Tidziwe Clinic UNC Project Malawi in Lilongwe by Michael Kapalamula

WIDREM is delighted to be supporting the first Malawi Medical Humanities Network symposium on Gender, Health, Environment and Wellbeing at the University of Malawi College of Medicine.The critical health and medical humanities is an interdisciplinary field of studies which engages the intersections between the arts, humanities, social sciences with the study of medicine, illness, treatment and health.

The WIDREM-supported programme brings together participants from the arts, humanities, medical, and social science backgrounds across academia to encourage collaborations on global challenges. The three-hours event includes talks, roundtable discussions, and many more interactive elements with the audience. The first hour will feature a question and answer session amongst the panellists, the second hour will feature audience questions and the third hour will host the reception. The setting is intentionally informal to allow for a free form discussion on issues dealing with the broad topic of gender, health, wellbeing and the environment.

The objective of this programme is to provide an introductory discussion about the horizons and intersections between gender, the environment and healthcare and engage related fields such as science and technology, medical history, literature, arts-based research, race and gender studies.

Please send an expression of interest to attend by Tuesday, 5 February 2019. Due to limited space, we can only accommodate the first 100 respondents. Email us widrem@medcol.mw to show your interest and copy malawimedhumsnetwork@gmail.com.

This symposium is hosted the Women in Infectious Diseases and Health Research in Malawi (WIDREM) at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi in collaboration with Dr Virginia Langum at UmeƄ University in Sweden and the following institutions: