On March 11, 2020, USC IIGH will host Sharon Fonn, MBBCh, DOH, DEpi, FFCH, PhD, MASSAf, Visiting Fulbright Scholar, USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health for a presentation titled “Accessing health care in South Africa – what does inequality look like?”
Sharon’s presentation will include attention to the impact of using common tools such as stories, photographs and data in health care to truly understand people and the ways they live their lives. Sharon’s research indicates that we are uniquely privileged in this day and age to have access to this broad range of information making it critical that we utilize the corresponding results. Sharon will provide first hand experience, while sharing how some of the learnings implemented at the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and offering a new template for undertaking work with underserved populations whether locally or globally.
Sharon Fonn MBBCh, DOH, DEpi, FFCH, PhD, MASSAf Visiting Fulbright Scholar, USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa
Sharon Fonn is a full professor in the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and has served as the Head of the School of Public Health and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences. In 2011 was awarded the University of the Witwatersrand Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Citizenship Team Award for influencing academic citizenship beyond core responsibilities by working to re-build and strengthen capacity of African universities. From 2014 to 2017 she was the President of the Association of Schools of Public Health in Africa (ASPHA) and in 2015 she was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa Medicine from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Health Sciences Campus
Soto Street Building Room SB 115
Lunch will be provided
This event is presented in collaboration with USC Marshall School of Business.