Grand Challenges in Global Health Lecture Series

November 19, 2012

Join the IIHD for the 4th lecture in our Grand Challenges in Global Health Lecture Series

Jointly organised by Institute for International Health and Development/QMU and Global Public Health Unit/UoE

Wednesday, November 21st 14:15 15:45 at Queen Margaret University, Room 0048 and ONLINE, by logging onto:

Tim Martineau(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)

Recruiting and Retaining Health Workers in Rural Areas


5th Dec 2012 (QMU 4:30pm; R0047)–Karina KielmannInstrumentalising social relations in HIV care: critical perspectives on patient-centred interventions in Southern Africa


Interventions to enable access to HIV care, uptake of HIV testing, and support of individuals on HIV treatment are increasingly premised on strong social ties, both familial and biosocial. These ties evoke the power of shared identity, social responsibility, and moral obligation. However, assumptions like these are challenged by the realities of disrupted lives and structural inequalities. Drawing on examples from Malawi, Zambia, and Kenya, the paper seeks to understand the limitations and opportunties presented by evolving ‘patient-centred‘ approaches to HIV care and support.


Karina Kielmann is a medical anthropologist and Senior Lecturer in IIHD. She has worked on tuberculosis and HIV care since 2001, with a particular interest on the impact of reforms and new initiatives in service delivery on the dynamics of patient-provider interaction and quality of care.


For Directions to QMU Edinburgh : . The next ones will be:

  • 16th Jan 2012 (4:30pm; R0047 )- Tinatin Zardiashvili from Georgia on the “Marketisation /privatisation of the Georgian health system”
  • 20th Feb 2013 (4:30pm; R0047)- Prof. Wendy Graham, Professor of Obstetric Epidemiology at the University of Aberdeen and Lead Scientist for Immpact (an international research group focused on strengthening the evidence-base to reduce maternal mortality) on: “Maternal mortality: evidence gaps and measurement traps”.
  • 20th Mar 2013 (4:30pm; R0048 )- Kate Hunt from the Medical Research Council (Social and Public Health Sciences Unit) on the “Importance of conducting gender comparative research on health & health-seeking behaviour“.


The Institute for International Health and Development Team
Queen Margaret University
Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, EH21 6UU
Phone: +44 (0)131 474 0000


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