Vincent Kuuire

Professor Vincent Kuuire, Department of GeographyFor this next season of VIEW to the U, we tap into the amazing breadth of expertise on the U of T Mississauga campus and focus on a main driving question for the series this year or ‘an eye on why?’

In this episode we focus on: “Although low- and middle-income countries like Ghana, Kenya and Malawi are urbanizing at a rapid pace, why is the spread of non-communicable and infectious diseases still so prevalent?

For this question, we turn to Professor Vincent Kuuire from UTM’s Department of Geography, who will provide some interesting insights in this area, along with other revelations related to his research.

Over the course of the interview we cover Vincent’s work, which includes a broad range of considerations such as social inequities associated with access to healthcare and immigrant integration dynamics with regards to the healthcare system in Canada, as well as healthcare for older populations and maternal health, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Vincent explains things they have in place there like the “double burden of disease" and the “pro-poor policies" that exist in insurance schemes. Vincent also emphasizes the importance of global-health research and collaboration in this area for times, as we have seen recently, during a virus outbreak.

A full transcript of the interview is available.