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Privilege - Poverty, equity and the drivers of health

Decolonising global health means a dismantling of privilege and the structural barriers to health, both across countries and within.

In a world where everyone’s health matters, whose knowledge do we value? Whose voice is loudest and how do we shift the dial?

Sabina Faiz Rashid, a distinguished scholar in global health, works at the coalface of public health in Bangladesh. Join her for a conversation with UNSW Sydney’s Rebecca Ivers as they discuss Sabina’s research in Bangladesh, and they unpack what it will take to achieve true change.

The Centre for Ideas’ new series of international conversations brings the world to Sydney. Each digital event brings a leading UNSW thinker together with their international peer or hero to explore inspiration, new ideas and discoveries.


Sabina Faiz Rashid is a medical anthropologist and Dean of the James P. Grant School of Public Health in Brac University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is world-leading researcher in health systems and urban health issues, specialising in gender, sexual and reproductive health, sexuality, poverty and the rights of marginalised populations in Bangladesh.

Professor Rebecca Ivers is Head of the School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney, and National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow. Ivers leads a global research program focusing on the prevention and management of injury, taking a public health and systems focused approach. Her work has a strong focus on equity, implementation, sustainability, and capacity development.


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This livestream will be available on the UNSW Centre for Ideas website, Facebook, and UNSW YouTube.

A link to watch the livestream will be sent on the event day to registered attendees.


For event enquiries or to discuss your access requirements, please call the Centre for Ideas on 02 9065 0485 or email

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Event date: 
5 May 2021 - 6:30pm to 6 May 2021 - 7:30pm
Open to: 
Open to all - registration essential
Free - registration required
Event Type: 
UNSW Centre for Ideas
Booking deadline: 
Wednesday, 5 May 2021 - 5pm
Contact for inquiries: 
Centre for Ideas - 02 9065 0485,