Slum Health - Expert talk with Q&A - Global Health Systems Research
Professor Richard Lilford is the Chair of Public Health and the Director for Applied Health Research and Delivery at the University of Warwick, working with resource-limited nations to transform health systems and improve health in low and middle-income populations.
Professor Lilford’s interest in slum health materialised after recognising that there was a lot of data collected on poverty and health and urban health, but very little on slums and health. Slum dwelling demonstrates different characteristics when compared to people living urban poverty, providing a different context for healthcare.
After receiving his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, Professor Lilford went on to become Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for ten years. Lilford moved into the world of health systems research through his experience at the Department of Health and while he was Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Birmingham.
From medicine to economics, statistics and psychology, Professor Lilford presents a wealth of diverse experience in the field of health systems research.
Date: 6 December 2017, 17:15 (Wednesday, 9th week, Michaelmas 2017)
Venue: Green Templeton College, Woodstock Road OX2 6HG
Speaker: Professor Richard Lilford (University of Warwick)
Organising department: Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health
Organiser: Professor Mike English (University of Oxford)
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Host: Oxford Health Systems Collaboration (University of Oxford)
Part of: Tropical Medicine Global Health Seminars
Topics: Slums--Health aspects, Health systems agencies, World health, Poverty--Health aspects
Booking required?: Required
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Cost: FREE
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Tara Clarke