Announcements A Joint Statement on Technical, legal, ethical and implementation concerns regarding Aarogya Setu and other apps introduced during COVID-19 in India by Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA), Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF), Forum for Medical Ethics Society (FMES), and All India People’s Science Network (AIPSN)   |   Submission to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on behalf of Hub5 (HEaL Institute, APU, Seher-CHSJ, and IAPH) – COPASAH on human rights issues confronted by ASHAS and ANMs during the Covid-19 pandemic | Aug 7, 2020   |   Letter to MMC by FMES, PUCL-MH, FAOW, and MFC urging to restore its order suspending licenses of two doctors accused of abetting the suicide of Dr Payal Tadvi

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Sunita V S Bandewar

Sunita V S Bandewar ([email protected] | [email protected])

Dr Sunita Bandewar has training in Anthropology and Bioethics. She was with CEHAT – Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes, Anusandhan Trust, for 15 years. She was awarded an International Fellowship by the International Fogarty Centre, NIH, USA, to pursue a Masters in Health Sciences (Bioethics) at the Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Canada, in 2003-04. Her engagement with health as a field of enquiry over these past 20 years is primarily via empirical research and advocacy in the areas of women and health, global health, and bioethics. She was a senior research fellow in bioethics and global health at the University of Toronto on the initiative titled “Ethical, Social, Cultural Program in Global Health”, Canada, for five years. Through this programme, she had extensive opportunities to work in the African continent and engage with the newer ethical challenges in global health. She has published a number of papers in peer reviewed journals. Amongst others, she serves on the International Ethics Review Board, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Geneva; and as Secretary on the Managing Committee, Forum for Medical Ethics Society, Mumbai, the publisher of the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics (IJME). She served on the Board of Trustees of Sama Resource Group for Women and Health, New Delhi between 2013 and 2016. Her primary engagement is her association with the IJME, as one of the working editors. She is deeply involved in organisational matters with FMES. She is affiliated to the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, and is also one of the founding trustees of Vidhayak Trust, Pune. Besides these commitments as a volunteer, she works independently as a senior research professional, a consultant and a trainer in the areas of bioethics, global health, research methodology, programme evaluation and policy analysis.

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