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Alumni webinar series - Embracing cultural diversity in public health research

Reflections on a decade's work with the Solega Indigenous People in Southern India

25 May 202214:00 - 15:00

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On the occasion of ‘World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development’ on 21 May, ITM PhD alumnus and Assistant Director Research at the Institute of Public Health in Bengaluru, Dr Prashanth N Srinivas, will share his experience in working in community settings in southern Karnataka, India. He will be joined by Mr C Mahadeva, President of the District Indigenous People's Welfare Collective and Honorary Associate at IPH Bengaluru. Starting from their engagement with the Soliga communities in BR Hills, they will talk about the lessons learnt and challenges for researchers working with and across culturally diverse indigenous communities in India. The question on how to deal with cultural identities and diversity in care and in public health services will also be further explored.

When: 25 May from 14-15h CET 

Register via Zoom.

The Q&A-session will be moderated by Prof Dr Bruno Marchal, MPH-director and head of ITM's the Unit of Health Systems.


  • Dr Prashanth N Srinivas, Assistant Director Research at Institute of Public Health (IPH), Bengaluru, India
  • Mr C Mahadeva, President of the District Indigenous People's Welfare Collective and Honorary Associate IPH Bengaluru, India



  • Prof Dr Bruno Marchal, MPH-director and head of ITM's Unit of Health Systems