As part of his UK visit, Upendra Bhojani of the Institute of Public Health (Bengaluru) visited the Durham University. Prof. Andrew Russell at the Department of Anthropology (Durham University), who has been doing pioneering work in area of tobacco control, facilitated this visit. They exchanged ideas for collaborative work in area of tobacco control including contributions of arts and humanities in enhancing tobacco control. Upendra engaged with collaborators of the ‘life of breath’ project and the Director (Prof. Jane Macnaughton) of the Centre for Medical Humanities at the Durham University.
The Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (University of Leeds) hosted the first International Workshop as part of an initiative at building networks for Socially Inclusive Cities. The workshop saw participation of collaborating institutes from Vietnam (Hanoi University of Public Health), Kenya (Institute for Development Studies, University of Nairobi), India (Institute of Public Health) as well as other partner organizations from these countries. Upendra Bhojani of Institute of Public Health actively participated in the workshop as well as the project advisory meeting that followed on June 6