Nov 3, 2020
Dr. Padmini Murthy is a Professor and Global Heath Director at New York Medical College School of Health Science and Practice. She is an obstetrician and gynecologist, as well as an activist. She has practiced medicine for over 30 years in several countries. She holds an MPH and an MS in Management from New York University. Dr. Murthy serves as the Medical Women’s International Association NGO representative to the United Nations as well as the Global Health Lead of American Medical Women’s Association. With many states still struggling to deal with COVID, Dr. Donnica and Dr. Murthy talk about how everyone is able to step up and help in the pandemic. They discuss the importance of blood donation, social distancing, and wearing a mask. Some people are afraid to go out and give blood, but Dr. Murthy debunks those fears! Taking small steps can make a big difference in making your community a healthier place. Padmini talks about helping women who don’t have access to feminine hygiene products. All over the world, America included, women aren’t able to get information and hygiene products needed for their periods. She shares the work she is doing to bring light to this issue and make it a more discussed topic.