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'Public Health and Stigmatization in India' at University of Pennsylvania

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November 5, 2015 | 6:00 PM EST
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Families use package materials for Western food products, purchased from the small shops outside of the hospital, to cover the poorly maintained hospital beds at the Burdwan medical college hospital. Image by Sami Siva. India, 2014.

Michael Edison Hayden, an American journalist based out of Mumbai, and Sami Siva, a Canadian photographer of Indian origin, present their Pulitzer Center-supported reporting projects to students at the University of Pennsylvania on Thursday, November 5.

Hayden and Siva's reporting delves into India's health care crisis as seen through doctors, government officials, and activists from Mumbai, Delhi and beyond. Together, they have also reported on transgendered women living on the fringes of society and battling an epidemic of HIV/AIDS and on the the communities along the India-Pakistan border affected by a heroin epidemic.

The Campus Consortium partnership between the Middle East Center, South Asia Center and the Pulitzer Center features programming on campus with journalists to foster broader discussions and nuanced analysis of concerns that span disciplines and international student reporting fellowships. Last year's fellows, Priya Ramchandra and Farzana Shah will give an update on their summer reporting projects from India and Iran.

"Public Health and Stigmatization in India"
Thursday, November 5
6:00 pm
University of Pennsylvania
Williams Hall
Room 723
255 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Refreshments provided. RSVP requested via email to: shown[at]sas.upenn.edu

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