- Kl. 14.00: Welcome and introduction (Kjersti Mørkrid Blom-Bakke)
- Kl. 14.10: Integration science for NCDI poverty
- Kl. 14.35: Q&A, discussion (Kjersti Mørkrid Blom-Bakke)
About Dr. Bukhman
Guest lecturer Dr. Bukhman is a cardiologist and medical anthropologist. He has argued that for those living in extreme poverty, NCDs are best understood as part of the “long tail” of global health equity that demands a new “science of integration.” He has translated this critique into practical delivery strategies that are now impacting patients' lives in more than a dozen countries.
Dr Gene Bukhman, Associate Professor of Medicine and an Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, directs the Center for Integration Science at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Program on Global Noncommunicable Disease (NCDs) and Social Change at Harvard Medical School. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and served on advisory committees for multiple local, national, and international organizations (e.g., Partners In Health, Rwanda MoH). Dr. Bukhman was the lead-author and co-chair of the 1996-2020 Lancet Commission on Reframing NCDs and Injuries for the Poorest Billion, and is currently co-chair of the 22-country NCDI Poverty Network to support implementation of the Lancet Commission’s recommendations.
About the spring webinar series
This webinar is part of the spring webinar series on global non-communicable diseases, organized by The Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) team at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The seminar series will take place on a monthly basis from February until June in the form of one-hour events with a guest lecturer.
Norway was the first country to launch an international development strategy on NCDs - Better health, better lives (pdf) - which positions Norway at the forefront in expanding work on NCDs in low-income countries. In line with the strategy, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health aims to cooperate with relevant actors and institutions with public health functions, to combat NCDs.