Ecological Perspectives on Health: Collectives encountering the COVID pandemicActivity Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 10:00 UTCDuration: 120 minBrief Description:
In this session, we will hear about the dissent from within the scientific community as well as communities that collectively dealt with the pandemic differently from the dominant prescriptions. Traditional practitioners and healers from Asia, Africa and North Europe will share their perspectives on COVID and the pandemic measures. Among the questions they will address are:
What did they think was the cause of the pandemic?
What preventive measures were/are useful?
What kind(s) of treatment were/are useful?
What negative effects could result from the measures adopted by governments?
What steps do they think should be adopted now and in the future?
Moderator: G. Hariramamurthi (The Campaign for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions)
Satish Gogulwar (Ami Amchy Arogyasathi, Gadchiroli, India)— Opening remarks (5min.)
Ritu Priya: To introduce the session in WSF2021 (3min.)
Speakers (5-7 mins each):
Anthony Kollanur (Community health doctor, Independent Monitor for National Health Mission, Govt of India;Former Director, State Health Resource Centre, Chhattisgarh; Former Health & Nutrition Specialist, UNICEF, India; Life Member of Indian Academy of Paediatrics, Indian Public Health Association, Public Health Resource Network)
Debjeet Sarangi/members of the Kondh adivasi community, India (Living Farms, Odisha, India)
Saravanapagavan Anamalai (Homeopath and multi-pathy practitioner, Malaysia)
Nirmal Kumar Awasthi (Lok Swasthya Parampara Samvardhan Abhiyan / Chhattisgarh Community Healthcare Providers Association)
Sekagya Yahaya Hills (Traditional Healer, Dental Surgeon, MPH, Dip-Law, Uganda)
Ashoka Karunarathna (Traditional Ayurveda practitioner, Sri Lanka)
Subanandan (Traditional Siddha Healthcare Provider, working with adivasis in Tamil Nadu, India)
Erja Sini-Kaarina Varis (Practicing nurse, knowledgable about Tibetan medicine, daughter of Karelian female shamanic healers, Finland)
Dr. Mohammad Idris (Unani professor, practitioner and researcher, Delhi, India)
Unnikrishnan Payyappalli (Ayurveda physician, global health and biodiversity analyst)
Linking and Summarising issues: Ritu Priya (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam Comprehensive Democracy Network and Health Swaraaj, public health professor and researcher)
Q&A, Open discussion (30 mins.)Language(s) of the Activity: EnglishProponent Organizations:Others Proponent Organizations:
Biodiversity and Community Health Initiative,
Lok Swasthya Parampara Samvardhan Abhiyan (Campaign for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions)
Vikalp SangamHow to get in touch and participate in activity?:Link to the online meeting:Thematic space(s) of the activity: Climate, ecology and environmentCross-cutting space(s) of the activity: Pandemic