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UC Irvine School of Medicine—PANEL DISCUSSION: Health Disparities are Issues of Poverty

Tamkin Auditorium, UC Irvine School of Medicine 825 Health Sciences Rd, Irvine, CA, United States

Poverty is challenging enough; time and experience have revealed that good intentions to eradicate or alleviate suffering may in certain cases make problems associated with poverty and health disparities worse. This cruel irony is discussed Michael Matheson Miller’s documentary Poverty, Inc., and has been experienced by others first hand. 

BRI UC-Irvine Poverty, Inc. movie screening Faith Njoku (L), UC Irvine-BRI chapter president at a Poverty, Inc. film screening last year.

Health Disparities are issues of poverty. What are possible solutions?

Join us as we welcome a panel of second year medical students from the University of California Irvine School of Medicine who participated in a medical mission trip in June 2016 to Tanzania, Panama and Indonesia. They will highlight the economic, social and health issues they encountered, adding to our understanding of the global aid business, global poverty, and the impact of both on health disparities. At this student-led panel discussion, we hope to ignite a rich, flexible conversation by will providing clear examples and practical solutions of this phenomenon.