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Why Global Health Matters: Panel Discussion Featuring David Rochkind

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March 7, 2012 | 11:00 PM UTC
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Moldova has been hit particularly hard by the emergence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)...

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As part of the exhibition <a href="/event/global-health-focus-david-rochkind-tb-photographs">Global Health in Focus</a>, Pulitzer Center-supported photojournalist David Rochkind will join a panel discussion "Why Global Health Matters" on March 7 to talk about the tuberculosis epidemic. A reception follows. Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the 32-page exhibition catalog that features images from the exhibition with descriptions by the photographers.<br>
Rochkind has spent the past three years documenting the epidemic in Moldova, India and South Africa. He has created an <a href="http://tbepidemic.org">interactive educational website</a> featuring his photographs, his multimedia work on TB, and a curriculum for use in high school classrooms.<br>
The "Global Health in Focus" exhibition is hosted by the <a href="http://www.bu.edu/prc/">Photographic Resource Center (PRC)</a> at Boston University as part of the PRC's Global Health Project, focusing on three of the most significant health challenges facing the world today: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and access to clean water. The project aims to educate the public through documentary photography, helping people to better understand the problems and possible solutions.<br>
<strong>"Why Global Health Matters"</strong>
Wednesday, March 7, 6:00 pm
Boston University's George Sherman Union Conference Auditorium, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston.
A reception will be held at the PRC Gallery, 832 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, immediately after the discussion.<br>
<strong>Panelists:</strong>
Jennifer Beard, PhD, MPH (BU School of Public Health)
Dominic Chavez, featured photographer
Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH (President and CEO, Management Sciences for Health)
David Rochkind, featured photographer<br>
<strong>Moderator:</strong>
Stefanie Friedhoff, Special Projects Manager, <a href="/blog/news/global-health-nieman-foundation-reporting-fellowship">Nieman Foundation for Journalism</a> at Harvard University<br>
<em>The event is co-sponsored by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Boston University Center for Global Health and Development, Boston University College of Communication, Boston University School of Public Health, Management Sciences for Health, and is supported by Massachusetts General Hospital: Center for Global Health, Global Health at MIT and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.</em><br>
<em><a href="/campus-consortium/boston-university">Boston University</a> is a Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium partner.</em><br>
For more information on this event and current exhibitions at the Photographic Resource Center, please visit http://www.bu.edu/prc

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