It is our absolute pleasure to announce the upcoming presentation of Dr. Senjuti Saha on the heels of the UN General Assembly at the Gates Goalkeepers event in “Changing the Odds with Bill Gates”. At the event in New York, Dr. Saha will be speaking before 400 policy and government influencers, activists, media and business leaders with Bill Gates. She will speak about her activism as a microbiologist on closing the gaps of inequality by ensuring that everyone across the world has equal access to the practice and benefits of science.
The event will be live-streamed on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Facebook channel and supported by creative social media activity. We’d love your help amplifying this event, along with sharing content on your social channels.
Date and time: 8.55 am Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (EST)
Session: Changing the Odds with Bill Gates
Role: Featured Innovation Presenter
**The event starts an hour earlier if you want to catch the amazing opening talks!
Dr. Senjuti Saha is a microbiologist working at the intersection of Clinical Microbiology and Global Health as a Scientist at the Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF) in Bangladesh. After completing her Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto in Canada, Dr. Saha moved back to Bangladesh to pursue a career that brings together basic science and public health. Her work is grounded in advancing the cause of health and research equity – she believes that everyone across the world should have equal access to the practice and benefits of science. Dr. Saha focuses on pediatric preventable infectious diseases, with the goals of (i) using state-of-the-art technology like on-site metagenomics to identify etiologies that elude standard laboratory testing in LMICs and (ii) understanding the indirect impacts of interventions like vaccines on the overall health system. She advocates for equal access to scholarly literature and science education. The mission of the team at CHRF is to break free of the vicious cycle of limited resources that lead to lack of data required for evidence-based policy decisions, which lead back to limited resources; instead, CHRF is committed to building virtuous cycles of data-generation that are sustainable and cost-effective.