Take a Stand on e-Health by Ahlin and Nichter is now available for comments

Check out the CAGH Take a Stand statement on e/m-Health and Telemedicine by Tanja Ahlin and Mark Nichter, here:

If link does not work, copy and paste url: http://www.medanthro.net/cagh/?page_id=158

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CAGH 2015 Business Meeting Proposed Agenda

Dear CAGH, Just a friendly reminder of our annual board meeting this year in Denver.  Hope to see you all there!  Very important that you be there to elect a new chair for the upcoming year. – Rachel Chapman

Session Title: CRITICAL ANTHROPOLOGY OF GLOBAL HEALTH STUDY GROUP OPEN BUSINESS MEETING
Session Type: Board Meeting
Scheduled Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Scheduled Time: 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
Place: 111 Colorado Convention Center

1. Review and revise agenda and annual report
2. Nominations for New Chair or Co-Chairs for 2016
3. Virchow awards:
a. Thanking Alexa Deitrich for exceptional job, volunteers for co-chair(s)?
b. Volunteers for Virchow article review panels sign up
c. Approve continued monetary prize for student winners 2016?

4. Updates from ongoing Public Outreach projects and plans for 2015-2016 (e-health, immigration, insurance, teaching global health)
a. Public Policy Outreach on Austerity
– Request for comments on statement and bibliography
– Solicit contributions to edited volume
b. Proposals for new TAS reviews, policy statements or other action groups
– Ebola
– Global Health at Gunpoint: Militarization and Occupation of African Life – The End of AIDS
– Refugees, Health and the EU
– black lives matter
c. Volunteer to write COPP Anth Newsletter e-column on CAGH TAS

5. Propose 2016 SMA – sponsored Invited Roundtable on Teaching Global Health

6. Volunteers to work with Amy Dao for Sub-Committee on E-CAGH (updating website and improving Word Press Site, developing social media presence and improving membership communication)
a. “CAGH in the News” feature members suggestions?
b. Volunteer CAGH web assistance:
– CAGH Webmaster: Amy Dao amylm.dao@gmail.com
– SMA Webmaster: Sean Bruna-Lewis webmaster@medanthro.ne

 

SIG’s activities for 2015

  1. Virchow Awards Competition and Vote to initiate monetary prize for student Virchow Awardee in 2015
  2. Public Outreach Projects
    1. Ongoing: e-health, immigration, insurance, teaching global health, austerity
    2. Megan Carney coordinatingTakes a Stand sub-committee, draft statement and bibliography on austerity
    3. James Pfeiffer and Rachel Chapman organized CAGH 2015 AAA panel on Austerity
    4. Tanja Ahlin and Mark Nichter complete E-Health Policy Outreach Statement
    5. New TAS focus areas or sub-committees
      • Global Health at Gunpoint: Militarization and Occupation of African Life from Mali to Missouri (Chapman SMA Column in progress)
      • Ebola
      • Cultural Competence
      • – “End of AIDS”
    6. Participation in proposal for SIG sponsored Roundtable on “Black Lives, Black Health Matters”
    7. Update CAGH website and CAGH SMA website presence
      1. Amy Dao working on E-CAGH (updating website and improving Word Press Site)
      2. Initiation of CAGH in the News feature
    8. CAGH support for AAA reactivating Congressional Fellow Program approved

 

Planned activities during 2016:

  1. Election of new Chair at 2015 business meeting
  2. Continuation of above activities and open call for any new ideas and activities of members at business meeting.
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Call for Proposals AAA 2015: Power and Knowledge in Global Health

Call for Proposals AAA 2015: Power and Knowledge in Global Health

David Reubi (King’s College London) and Alexis Walker (Cornell University)

This panel explores the relationships of knowledge and expertise that undergird today’s global health—from the practices involved in creating policy agendas in international organizations to the daily work of project implementation and evaluation, and the navigations of those who are meant to be ‘targets’ or ‘partners’ of such programs. It asks: what kinds of expertise are made to count as relevant in what spaces and how? How do experiential, embodied, clinical, legal, epidemiological, and economic knowledge, among others, interact in the varied sites of global health? How were these bodies of knowledge assembled and what are their genealogies? In doing so, the panel teases out the ways in which relationships of knowledge are both based in and construct visions of people, places, problems and remedies. It considers the entanglements between expertise and these constructions, investigating the processes and productions of global health—including policy, people, places and relationships.

Please send paper abstracts to David Reubi (david.reubi@kcl.ac.uk) and Alexis Walker (akw45@cornell.edu) no later than April 5, 2015.

 

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Ida Susser: “Blame research design for failed HIV study”

Ida Susser comments on the failure behind the PrEP HIV study. Read it on Al Jazeera here.

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5 things you should read before saying the IMF is blameless in the 2014 Ebola outbreak

Adia Benton and Kim Yi Dionne respond to Chris Blattman’s post on the IMF’s role in the Ebola crisis. Read it on the Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/01/05/5-things-you-should-read-before-saying-the-imf-is-blameless-in-the-2014-ebola-outbreak/

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AAA 2014 Meeting Agenda

Upcoming Business Meeting Agenda 2014
Event Type: Business Meeting
Sponsored By: Society for Medical Anthropology

Saturday, December 6, 2014: 1:00 PM-2:15 PM
Maryland Suite C, Lobby| Marriott

  1. Virchow awards:
    1. Thanking Alexa Deitrich, new Virchow Awards coordinator
    2. Volunteers for Virchow article review panel?
    3. Vote on requesting SMA for Virchow Awards to have monetary prize starting in 2015
  2. Updates from ongoing Public Outreach projects and plans for 2014-2015 (e-health, immigration, insurance, teaching global health, austerity)
  3. Public Policy Outreach on Austerity
    1. Update from Megan Carney coordinating Takes a Stand sub-committee
    2. volunteers to organize 2015 AAA invited panel abstract sub-committee ?
    3. Request for comments on statement and bibliography
  4. Proposals for new TAS focus areas or sub-committees
    1. Global Health at Gunpoint: Militarization and Occupation of African Life from Mali to Missouri
    2. Others?
  5. Interest in an SMA – sponsored Invited Roundtable or Panel collaborated with other SIG groups on SMA invited panel? Working group to outreach?
  6. Volunteers to work with Amy Dao for Sub-Committee on E-CAGH (updating website and improving Word Press Site)
  7. CAGH feature members
  8. FYI: Volunteer CAGH web assistance:
    1. CAGH: Amy Dao- lmd2174@columbia.edu
    2. SMA Webmaster: Sean Bruna-Lewis webmaster@medanthro.net
  9. Vote on CAGH letter of support for AAA reactivating Congressional Fellow Program
  10. Nominations for New Chair or Co-Chairs for 2015
  11. Joint SIG Workshop – planning and discussion (proposed topic “Black Lives Matter”
  12. Brief working group session

Comment on new listserv process (CAGH WordPress blog)
We are updating the listserv that is also linked to the CAGH blog. If you received this message directly, you are already on the list, but please visit

http://transfer.medanthro.net/cagh/

To see more about the SIG, the updated site, etc.

JOIN: visit (or forward) this address: http://transfer.medanthro.net/cagh/join/

If you would like to update or add an email to the listserv. The site is under construction and in process, but should allow for more collaborative discussion in between our official SIG meetings at the AAAs (and sometimes SfAAs).

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Take a Stand Statement on Austerity open for comments

The Take a Stand (TAS) on Austerity initiative is one of several TAS initiatives coordinated by the Critical Anthropology of Global Health Special Interest Group (SIG). Committee members of the TAS on Austerity initiative drafted a brief and working bibliography in 2014 with the intent that fellow members of CAGH and SMA, as well as other anthropologists, would actively participate in providing input and feedback.

To read and comment, follow the link here: http://transfer.medanthro.net/cagh/cagh/take-a-stand-on-austerity/

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“What is to be done? The only formula we’ve come up with is the following: you can’t stop Ebola without staff, stuff, space and systems.”

From the diary of Paul Farmer. Read it here on London Review of Books.

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How the aid and development industry helped cause Africa’s Ebola outbreak

James Pfeiffer discusses one of the root causes of the massive outbreak of Ebola now ravaging West Africa. Check out the podcast here on Humanosphere.

 

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CAGH Meeting at AAA

Just a quick reminder regarding the CAGH meeting at the AAA’s this week:

5-1200 CRITICAL ANTHROPOLOGY OF GLOBAL HEALTH STUDY GROUP OPEN BUSINESS MEETING

Saturday, November 23, 2013: 6:15 PM-7:30 PM

Chairs:  Rachel R Chapman (University of Washington)

Stay tuned for an email regarding the agenda and group logistics, and be sure to check the final printed program for the room location.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

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