Global Health Lecture featuring Kanika Monga and Ritik Tiwari, PLFSOM - Voice for the Deprived
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: ACB 120
The TTUHSC Office of Global Health (OGH) invites you to attend an ongoing lecture series on issues related to global health and building healthy communities. The lectures will be held twice a month at 12:00 noon CT. Invited guest speakers will share their personal stories and experiences. Everyone is invited to attend. Free lunch will be provided to the first 40 attendees (Lubbock campus only!)
Voice for the Deprived
- Speaker: Kanika Monga & Ritik Tiwari, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Class of 2015
- Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
- Time: 12:00 noon CT
- Location: ACB 120
With a population of 1.2 billion, India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Despite the economic growth, 32.7 percent of the population lives under the poverty line on a meager income of 68 Rupees a day—that translates to $1.25 US dollars a day. What are the causes of this dismal poverty and why is it that in a country of growth, expansion, and economic boom, millions continue to live on sparse wages?
Voice for the Deprived (VFTD) is a non-profit organization attempting to answer these questions. VFTD is dedicated to finding answers by providing the underserved and underprivileged a platform to amplify their voice. The passionate VFTD team aims to compile the data they’ve collected into a documentary they can use to help increase resources for the underserved and draw awareness to the day-to-day issues they face.
Kanika Monga is a third year Paul L. Foster School of Medicine student and founder of Voice for the Deprived. Ritik Tiwari, also a third year Paul L. Foster School of Medicine student, is actively involved with Voice for the Deprived.
Free lunch will be provided to the first 40 attendees!
This presentation will not be linked to the additional TTUHSC campuses; however, it will be recorded for future viewing on the OGH website.
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