On 23 June 2022 at 12h00 to 13h00 BST, on Zoom, join a conversation with Azim Jiwani, Clinical Professor of the University of British Columbia, for a discussion on his book, Humanizing Medicine – Making Health Tangible: Memoirs with a Global Development Network.
The event will feature an appearance from David Nabarro CBE, Special Envoy on COVID-19 for the World Health Organization, Strategic Director of 4SD, and Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London.
Jiwani’s memoir focuses on building a sustainable culture for healthcare systems in Pakistan and Kenya, linking primary and community care alongside preventative health. The author, who helped set up the first Aga Khan University in Pakistan in 1980, offers three paths to humanizing medicine. First, placing global health at the intersection of geopolitical discourse. The legacy of colonialism, poor governance, stark inequities, and shifting focus on our planetary health still need to be addressed. Second, learning from the Aga Khan Development Network, which focuses on sustainability, pluralist values, and ethics. Third, greater emphasis on training doctors and health workers through a holistic pedagogy that encompasses ethics and scientifically sound care – underpinned by compassion.
The event is chaired by Theo Richardson-Gool, who works in impact for the University of Bristol’s Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit. Co-founder and CEO of the education charity Public Health Pathways.