3043.0 Gedenkschrift for Carl Taylor: His Contributions to Social Justice through the Promotion of Primary Health Care

Monday, November 8, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session is designed to honor Carl Taylor who "passed away" earlier this year and the Jamkhed Comprehensive Rural Health project. The 40th anniversary of the founding of this project occurs this year. Mabele and Rajanikant Arole, the founders and key facilitators of this project,were former students of Carl who continued to mentor them over subsequent years. This project has and continues to achieve amongst the lowest rates of infant and maternal mortality recorded in very poor communities in the non-industrialized world. In addition to broader presentations of Carl's extensive legacy, the achievements of the above project will be used as a practical exposition of the application of his ideas. Through the presentation of how the principles of Primary Health Care,promoted by Carl, have been, and continue to be, applied at Jamkhed, participants will learn about these principles, key aspects of their successful application in underdeveloped India over the years and how they very much remain relevant today. These principles are especially relevant if we are to achieve lasting improvements in health and social change for the world's poor today.
Session Objectives: By the end of this session participants will be able to: Describe the contribution that Carl Taylor has made to social justice through his promotion of Primary Health Care principles; Explain how these principles were and are being applied in the Jamkhed Comprehensive Rural Health Project over 40 years to build just lasting social change for the communities involved in this project; State how these principles are very much relevant to current international Primary Health Care practice.
Paul Freeman, DrPH , MBBS MHP
Paul Freeman, DrPH , MBBS MHP
Henry Perry, MD, PhD, MPH
Shobha Arole, MBBS, DCBHD , Alexander Kaysin, BA , Connie Gates, MPH and Henry Taylor, MD, MPH

Social Justice and 40 Years of the Jamkhed Model
Shobha Arole, MBBS, DCBHD, Patricia Antoniello, PhD and Raj Arole, MBBS, MPH
“Treat Them with Love:” empowerment of village health workers as agents of transformation
Alexander Kaysin, MD/MPH candidate, Patricia Antoniello, PhD, Henry Taylor, MD, MPH and Shobha Arole, MBBS, DCBHD
Global impact of Jamkhed: Learning from, scaling up and public policy
Raj Arole, MBBS, MPH, Connie Gates, MPH and Vasant Jadhav

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Organized by: International Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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