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Human Rights Program Presents

Health, Stigma and Human Rights

4/25/17, 8:30 AM

About this event

What are the social and human rights impacts of disease outbreaks? How are affected persons treated by their governments and communities? How do we address both the need to prevent infectious disease and to uphold the human dignity of affected persons? Join us to explore these and other important questions.

The conference will feature a keynote address by Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, World Health Organization Goodwill Ambassador for the Elimination of Leprosy.

Panels will cover:
  • Disease and society;
  • Case studies of Leprosy, HIV/AIDS and Ebola;
  • The human rights and health framework;
  • Advocacy and agency by affected persons.
Mr. Sasakawa will receive an Honorary Degree from the University of Minnesota at the conclusion of the conference. 

Sponosored by the Human Rights Program and the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota. Special thanks to the Nippon Foundation for its support. 

For additional information, contact Rochelle Hammer at hamm0229@umn.edu or 612.626.7947.
Event Location
  • McNamara Alumni Center, Thomas Swain Room
  • 200 SE Oak St.
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA