In this first of our seminar series on ‘Building Capacity on disability in low- and middle-income countries’, Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram will ask the question:
‘Why a health justice approach to disability in LMICs?’
Considering the lived experience of people with mental and physical disabilities in resource poor settings brings into sharper relief some of the inadequacies in our practical and theoretical efforts at improving social and global equity. In this talk, I will argue how being born with a severe impairment in a LMICs does not constitute a case of double ‘bad luck’ but raises concerns about justice. Advocating a capabilities approach perspective, I will outline some of its basic components. And, I will compare and contrast its guidance on social action versus other approaches such as effective altruism, priority setting, and evidence based policies.
The public talk will be held in the Mawby Room of Kellogg College, Banbury Road 60-62, from 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Everyone is warmly invited. Please let us know if you have any special requirements.
Biography: Sridhar Venkatapuram is a Lecturer in global health and philosophy, and Director of the MSc in Global Health & Social Justice. Sridhar’s research and expertise is in global/public health, human rights, ethics and philosophy. He aims to bridge normative reasoning, particularly about social justice, with relevant natural and social sciences related to human health. He is the author of Health Justice: An argument from the capabilities approach published in 2011 by Polity Press.