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Sunita Sheel Bandewar, PhD

Director, Health Ethics and Law Institute, Forum for Medical Ethics and Society
Pune, India
Sunita  Sheel Bandewar, PhD

Sunita Sheel Bandewar has training in Anthropology (PhD, University of Pune) and Bioethics (MHSc, University of Toronto). Her engagement with health as a field of enquiry over these past 30 years has been primarily via empirical research in health and allied thematics; training and capacity strengthening in bioethics, human rights and research; and legal and policy level advocacy in the broader domains of health and bioethics. Women and health, global health, public policy, medical education, and gender-based violence, community engagement, prison health, pandemics, AI (artificial intelligence) based and digital technologies in health, program monitoring and evaluation, palliative care, quality of care have been some of her thematics of engagement. Sunita is currently working with the Forum for Medical Ethics Society (FMES), Mumbai, and is one of the founding trustees of Vidhayak Trust in Pune, India.


Acquiescence and submission to COVID-19 vaccination: ethics considerations

Menaka Rao, interview with Dr Sunita Sheel Bandewar and Dr Prabir Chatterjee: Why forcing people to take vaccines doesn’t work.

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