Global Symposium Series – 5 on Tackling Health Inequities- Healthcare Empowerment in Developing Countries

Global Symposium series - 5 on ‘Tackling Health Inequities- Healthcare Empowerment in Developing Countries’ was organized by the Team - Expanding Reach and Internationalization, Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE, Manipal on October 19, 2021, from 2 pm to 4 pm. Dr Mamatha S Pai, Professor, Dept. of Child Health Nursing, MCON, MAHE, Manipal and Dr Matpady Prabhath Kalkura, Manager Research and Field Operations, Indian Institute of Health Management Research, South Campus Bengaluru, Karnataka were the speakers for the session.

Dr Mamatha S Pai, highlighted the different health inequities in the Indian context, especially focusing on the issues. She also emphasized that improving living conditions in the family, changes in the structural and health-related factors will help in equitable health for all the people of the country.

Dr Matpady Prabhath Kalkura focused in-depth on the causes of inequity and its impact. He also spoke about determinants contributing to health equity insisting on the importance of Social security schemes in social stability. Further, he threw light on the role of environment and neighbourhood in promoting health equity. He emphasized that the structural driven solution should come from the community to solve the problem of inequity.

Dr Judith A Noronha, Professor & Dean, MCON, MAHE, Manipal, moderated the session and event management was done by Mrs Jackline Prathibha, Lecturer, Dept. of Fundamentals of Nursing. There were 75 participants for the session from various places attending virtually.

The symposium was coordinated by Dr Elsa Sanatombi Devi, Professor, Dept. of Medical-Surgical Nursing and Team Head, Team-Expanding Reach and Internationalization, Manipal College of Nursing Manipal.