Dec 03, 2019 2:56 AM

Presentation at KU School of Medicine-Salina

Posted Dec 03, 2019 2:56 AM

Dr. Paul Mkandawire. Photo courtesy

The University of Kansas' Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar Series is sponsoring a public lecture in Salina Tuesday.

Dr. Paul Mkandawire is scheduled to present "International Framing of HIV/AIDS and Ebola: The Place of Africa in the Global Health Landscape" at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the west lobby 101 of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina, 138 North Santa Fe Avenue.

Even when driven by the need to save lives, alleviate suffering, or promote human rights, the international response to Ebola and HIV and AIDS — two epidemics now synonymous with Africa — remains deeply intertwined with the legacy of Western medicine in colonial Africa. At its core, the global response to Ebola and HIV and AIDS in Africa is a double moment; it reproduces vestigial colonial images of the continent as the cauldron of enigmatic, virulent plagues that terrorize the world and threaten human existence on the one hand, while heralding the West as scientific and modern enough to cast away Africa’s demons, on the other. 

Framed through the lens of compassion, security, and social justice, the formulation and implementation of the international response to Ebola and HIV and AIDS however generates new forces, intensities, experiences and relations, rendering affected communities to extraordinary bio-political rationalities and practices that bleed into the larger social and political life.

Mkandawire is the co-director of the Human Rights and Social Justice Program and assistant professor of Health Sciences at Carleton University. He holds cross-appointments in the Department of Geography, Institute of African Studies, and Institute of Health: Science, Technology and Policy. His research is broadly located at the intersection of global and public health and human rights. 

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Dec 03, 2019 2:56 AM
Police: Missing Inman man found safe

Andrus photo courtesy Inman Police

MCPHERSON COUNTY — A missing man from Inman, the subject of a statewide Silver Alert has been found and is safe.

The Inman Police Department reported that 70-year-old Richard W. Andrus was located safely overnight in Rice County

Authorities released no additional details.


MCPHERSON COUNTY – The Inman Police Department requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for a missing Inman man.


The whereabouts of Richard W. Andrus, 70, are unknown, and the public’s assistance is requested to help locate him.

Andrus is a 70-year-old white male, 5 ft. 11 in., 193 lbs. He is bald and has blue eyes. Andrus was last seen wearing a green jacket and jeans. He was last known to be driving a red 2013 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, with Vietnam Veteran tag 5123, heading in an unknown direction. Last point of contact with Andrus was at his home in Inman, Kan. at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1.

Andrus did possibly use his credit card at a Casey’s convenience store in Ellsworth, Kan. on Sunday evening. He does suffer from dementia. If you see Richard Andrus, or his vehicle, please immediately call 620-245-1266.