Ethics Grand Rounds: Social Public Health and Ghana’s National Response to HIV

Join researcher, ethicist, and public health advocate Amos Laar, PhD as he connects the dots between HIV and the social, cultural, ethical and human rights issues systemically integrated with the disease in Ghana. Laar is a native of Ghana and a Senior Lecturer of the University of Ghana with academic training in Nutrition, Public Health as well as an MA in Bioethics from the University of Minnesota. For his MA, Laar’s completed a masters’ thesis in 2014 on ethically appropriate responses to HIV in Ghana. Laar was recently featured in the Lancet’s Diabetes and Endocrinology journal for his nutrition work on regulating unhealthy foods in Ghana. This talk will bring a social public health perspective to Ghana’s national response to HIV with a focus on how these variables contribute to HIV transmission as well as disease and implementation outcomes. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility and the School of Public Health

The Center for Bioethics’ Ethics Grand Rounds feature noted local, national, and international bioethics scholars who lecture on a wide variety of ethical issues in health care and the life sciences. The lectures are held monthly during the academic year over the lunch hour on the East Bank campus of the University of Minnesota. Seminars are free and open to the public.