URI Honors Colloquium

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Fall 2012 Honors Colloquium

Joia Mukherjee (October 2)

Addresses Partners In Health’s mission to deliver hope for the poorest of the poor


joia_murkerajeeDr. Joia Mukherjee serves as Medical Director of Partners In Health, an international medical charity with clinical programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Peru, Mexico, Russia, and inner-city Boston. She trained in Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital and has an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Mukherjee has been involved in health care access and human rights issues since 1989 in the United States, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the countries of the former Soviet Union. She consults for the World Health Organization on the treatment of HIV and MDR-TB in developing countries and is a member of the Executive Board of Health Action AIDS, a campaign conducted with Physicians for Human Rights to engage the US health professional community in the international advocacy and educational efforts to stop the global AIDS pandemic.

Dr. Mukherjee has been around the world numerous times helping the profoundly poor fight deadly infectious disease. She and her colleagues such as Dr. Paul Farmer deliver hope for the poorest of the poor…their stories are an inspiration for all of us as we battle the greatest public health challenges of the century.

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