Global Health Speaker Series: Transforming Lives in the Slums of Delhi
- 4:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2012
- 5:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2012
- Boston University School of Medicine Building L Room L206
- Contact Name:
- Daniel Silva
Dr. Martin began her medical career in 1988 as a pediatrician treating cholera in a Delhi slum, today she is an internationally recognized expert on urban health and development. Dr. Martin is the founder and director of the Delhi based NGO Asha Society (www.asha-india.org). Asha works in partnership with slum communities to improve living conditions and gain access to healthcare, financial services and education. Under Dr. Martin’s leadership Asha’s programs have benefited over 400,000 people and 50 slum colonies in Delhi, and have become models for national programs throughout India. Dr. Martin received the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian awards, and Asha’s work has been awarded Best Practice by UN-Habitat. She continues to live and work in Delhi, India.