Right to Health Youth Forum

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Royal St. George’s College
120 Howland Ave

Toronto, ON M5R 3B5
Canada

The Right to Health Youth Forum, in partnership with Royal St George’s, will bring together 200 students and educators from across the GTA for a day to explore and engage on issues relating to health as a human right.

Many Canadian students seek a greater understanding of the health challenges that their indigenous peers experience and want to take action to action to make a difference. The forum will bring together indigenous and non-indigenous youth and community partners for a day of learning, discussion and reconciliation. Students and educators will have the opportunity to hear from leading speakers working in the field of indigenous health, participate in workshops that explore related topics connected to their academic and career interests, and engage with their peers.

This year’s theme is Creating a First Nation’s-led Diabetes Care Program and funds raised at the Forum will support Dignitas International’s Indigenous Partners Program.

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Speakers

Dr. Sumeet Sodhi

SumeetSodhi_HeadShot-e1374073423427Dr. Sumeet Sodhi serves as a Senior Research Scientist for Dignitas International. She is also a family physician at Toronto Western Hospital and an Assistant Professor with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Sumeet has extensive experience working in Africa, Asia and Canada’s northern communities. Her current research interests include evaluating HIV/AIDS and primary care service delivery models in resource-poor settings, developing and evaluating knowledge translation tools to support health workers in the clinical management of HIV/AIDS and primary care conditions, and the observational cohort analysis of patients enrolled in antiretroviral treatment programs in sub-Saharan Africa.

Additional speakers to be announced.

Community Partners

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