Global Activism: Chicago neonatologist returns home to India to do development work

December 8, 2011

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Anita left Chicago to return to her native India and work with Mumbai’s rural youth.

Worldview talks to Dr. Anita Deshmukh, the executive director of Partners for Urban Knowledge Action and Research, an organization based in Mumbai. Her research focuses on the relationship between poverty, social equity and health – all through the lens of urban youth.

A physician and neonatologist by trade, Anita taught and lived in Chicago for 20 years. Anita tells Worldview why she decided to leave her life in Chicago and relocate to Mumbai to work with disenfranchised young people.

Note: Some listeners wanted to get their hands on a song we played briefly on last week's Global Activism, which focused on a couple that's battling sickle cell disease in Cameroon. For your listening pleasure, here is "F.J.K. Anthem":

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