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The Harvard Global Health Institute, the Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy, and the South Asia Institute invite you to a screening of the Short Film: Getting Better - Stories from KEM Hospital and GS Medical College, India

“Getting Better” Short Film Screening & Discussion with the filmmaker & Dr. David Jones

Date
October 26, 2016
Time
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pre-registration required?
No
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The Harvard Global Health Institute, the Secondary Field in Global Health and Health Policy, and the South Asia Institute invite you to a screening of the Short Film: Getting Better - Stories from KEM Hospital and GS Medical College, India. Dinner will be provided, and the screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Gulserene Dastur, and Dr. David Jones, A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine.
DATE: Wednesday, October 26th

TIME: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

LOCATION: 14 Story Street, 4th Floor (Cambridge)

Please RSVP: here

Film Trailer & Description:

“The Hospital that never turns anyone away”: A 2200 bed, state-run hospital which treats 1.7 million people a year - overcrowded, used and abused, KEM Hospital is the last resort for the destitute. On an average day, the hospital admits 230 in-patients, treats 560 emergency patients, operates on 150 patients, and sees 5800 out-patients. “Getting Better” was born out of 2 years of extensive research and 4 years of shooting, and is a snapshot into a system where “nothing is easy, but nothing is impossible.”