Thursday, September 23, 2021

[Panel Discussion] #PHCON2021 - Indigenization of Public Health

On September 23, 2021, I participated in a virtual panel discussion on the "Indigenization of Public Health" as part of the #PHCON2021 organized by the Philippine Society of Public Health Physicians. Joining me in the panel were Dr. Renzo Guinto, Dr. Meredith Labarda, and Dr. Ryan Guinaran. 

I highlighted the importance of looking at structural barriers to participation as well as the value of long-term engagement with indigenous peoples as a way to facilitate inclusivity in times of crises. I also underscored the importance of the social sciences in helping bridge medical and local knowledge.