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IGDS Public Lecture — Sir George Alleyne

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IGDS Public Lecture in collaboration with the Faculty of Medical SciencesTuesday, 25th October 2011, 5:00 p.m., Amphitheatre A, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt. Hope, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and TobagoHealth Degendered is Health DeniedSir George Alleyne, Chancellor, The University of the West IndiesGender is one of the structural determinants of health andtherefore cannot be ignored in any consideration of thehealth of men and women. To remove gender fromconsideration as an important social category is inimical tothe health of both women and men. Health thereforecannot and must not be degendered. Examples of thedifferences between the sexes are given that are the result ofgender bias. Gender considerations are also important in thegenesis and treatment of some of the more importantdiseases. ere can be change, as gender mediateddifferences are not immutable.Sir George Alleyne, OCC, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.C.P.(Hon), DSc (Hon), a native of Barbados, became Directorof the Pan American Sanitary Bureau (PASB), RegionalOce of the World Health Organization (WHO) on 1February 1995 and completed a second four-year term on31 January 2003. In 2003 he was elected Director Emeritusof the PASB. From February 2003 until December 2010 hewas the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy forHIV/AIDS in the Caribbean. In October 2003 he wasappointed Chancellor of the University of the West Indies.He currently holds an Adjunct professorship on theBloomberg School of Public Health, Johns HopkinsUniversity.Dr. Alleyne has received numerous awards in recognition ofhis work, including prestigious decorations and nationalhonors from many countries of the Americas. In 1990, hewas made Knight Bachelor by Her Majesty Queen ElizabethII for his services to Medicine. In 2001, he was awarded theOrder of the Caribbean Community, the highest honor thatcan be conferred on a Caribbean national.For more information contact IGDSTel: 662 2002 Ext 83573/83577Email: igds@sta.uwi.eduWebsite:

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