October Lunchtime Lecture
“Deconstructing the Vaccine Infodemic”
On Wednesday 27th October, we are honoured to host Dr Zaki Rezwana Anwar FRSA, known for her medical and philanthropic contributions, and for her wide-ranging and acclaimed media career. Dr Anwar aims to elaborate on truths about the Covid-19 vaccines with insights from both the medical and social sciences. In a pandemic, it is especially important to fight the ‘infodemics’ – the barriers that hinder factual medical knowledge from being widely accepted by all elements of society, and which can cause serious strain on healthcare systems worldwide. This pandemic has been a testing time for us all but as much as it has been a time of trials and tribulations, it has also been an opportunity to learn about which policies ‘work,’ and why. What caused vaccine hesitancy in the first place? Why did some countries do well, while others suffered? How can we best prepare ourselves for a pandemic like this in the future? You are cordially invited to attend Dr Anwar’s live interactive lecture and join what promises to be a thought-provoking debate.
About the Speaker
As GSC’s Women’s Secretary, she teaches hard-to-reach women first aid. With her ‘Widow Project,’ 500 destitute widows saw financial independence. Dr Anwar funds the flood-stricken and aids orphans academically with ‘Zaki Rezwana Scholarship’. She is in London Bangla Press Club; she supports CRUK, Centre for Rehabilitation of Paralysed and anti-rape movements.
Cultivating her medical / international media expertise, she partners with NHS and is CEO of ‘Keep Our Hearts Beating’ which she co-founded with her daughter Propa. The pair address the UK’s organ shortage for transplants. Having donated all their organs, they inspire others of BAME backgrounds to do so too.
DATE: Wednesday 27th October
TIME: 1:00 – 2:00pm
VENUE: Zoom (link to follow once registered below)