Sama is participating in the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2017 on Addressing the Health of Vulnerable Populations for an Inclusive Society, from 29 January to 3 February 2017 in Bangkok .
The conference theme is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The conference focus is on social inclusion, health of vulnerable populations its causes and consequences in different contexts, impact of policy, programmes on enhancing social and policy inclusion of vulnerable populations in different settings and ways to make SDGs inclusive and responsive to the needs of the marginalised groups.
The panelists for the conference include public health researchers, policy advisers, medical practitioners, activists, health workers, etc. Sarojini, Deepa and Ruchi from Sama will be participating in this conference.
Sarojini is a panelist for a session on Discrimination in Health Care – Determinants and Consequences and will be presenting a paper on Whose health and in Whose hands?. Deepa and Ruchi will be presenting posters on The “vulnerable” bodies: Case study of surrogate mothers in India and Exploring young women’s lived experience of mental well-being and the role of the existing health system in coping with mental distress.