The 7th Global Seminar by A Foreign Researcher Is Held

June 14th, 2016

On June 14th the school invited a rising researcher from the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Omid Dadras from the Department of Global Health and Socio-epidemiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University and held the seventh Global Seminar.

He told students what they should think of global health and explained various challenges in global health, showing statistics. Also, he told them he was abducted and confined by a terrorist group for three days while working as a health care worker under the orders of the national government in a very remote area in the Baluchista Province on the Iranian-Pakistani border after graduating a national medical school of the country. This seminar gave students an opportunity to realize there are places in the world where health care workers in the front line are working next to constant danger on a daily basis.

At the end of the seminar, he mentioned environmental conditions of the capital city Teheran, especially air pollution of the city when answering a question from a student.

7th Global Seminar

  • Guest Lecturer: Dr. Omid Dadras, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University
  • The topic: “When it comes to global health, there is no ‘them’ only ‘us’.”