Film, panel examine India's health system, April 26
Posted April 21, 2006; 10:45 a.m.
Problems in rural India's health system will be the focus of a film screening and panel discussion scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in 300 Wallace Hall.
The film, titled "The Name of the Disease," uses the voices of various participants in the health system -- including patients, government officials and shamans -- to explain the plight of the poor and sick in rural India.
The film will be introduced by one of its directors, Abhijit Banerjee, who is a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the director of its Poverty Action Lab. He will participate in a discussion following the screening along with three other experts on international economics and health issues: Joćo Biehl, assistant professor of anthropology at Princeton; Angus Deaton, professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton; and Robert Townsend, professor of economics at the University of Chicago.
The event is sponsored by Research Program in Development Studies, the Center for Health and Wellbeing and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.