Global Health and the Arts: Experiences from India featuring Anamaya - Tribal Health Collaborative

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Join us for an exploration of public health in India focusing on the Anamaya – Tribal Health Collaborative and the poetry of Madhu Raghavendra, MPH and International Writing Fellow.

Raghavendra Madhu is a public health and development practitioner, curator and poet. He has worked in various capacities over the past decade with Central and State Governments, and international development organizations. He has provided technical assistance, managed partnerships, documented knowledge, and prepared policy reports for many Government departments. He has authored 17 policy papers and articles published in various peer-reviewed journals.  

Madhu has authored three books of poetry, and edited the first English poetry anthology from the Karbi tribe in Assam. He is the founder of Poetry Couture, one of India’s largest voluntary poetry initiatives. He was shortlisted for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. He conducted over a hundred art and poetry workshops in schools, colleges, juvenile correctional facilities, community groups in urban and rural spaces. At Anamaya-the Tribal Health Collaborative, he is leading the Centre of Excellence, Tribes of North East.

He is currently poet-in-residence representing India at the International Writing Program, University of Iowa.

This presentation is available in a hybrid format. Attendees may join in person (C217 CPHB) or via zoom at the following link:

Monday, April 4, 2022 12:30pm to 1:30pm
College of Public Health Building
145 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52246
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