Social Public Health and Ghana's National Response to HIV
Researcher, ethicist, and public health advocate Amos Laar, PhD connects the dots between HIV and the social, cultural, ethical and human rights issues systemically integrated with the disease in Ghana. 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 brings 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. Laar is a native of Ghana with academic training in Nutrition, Public Health as well as an MA in Bioethics from the University of Minnesota. This event was co-sponsored by the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility and the School of Public Health.