Hay Festival Arequipa 2023 – Health

Hay Festival Arequipa 2023 was held November 9-12, with 109 activities with 145 guests from 15 countries. We will offer 17 talks and workshops for students at the Hay Joven programme and 7 events for children at Hay Festivalito.

Hay Forum Moquegua took place on 8 November with four activities on education and current affairs.

Events are available at Hay Festival Anytime.

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Event 25

Henry Marsh in conversation with Juan Carlos Pérez

A better ending

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Henry Marsh is an esteemed retired British neurosurgeon and the author of books such as And Finally; Matters of Life and Death, which tells of his own experience as a cancer patient. At this event he will talk about the principles and goals of palliative care, and about the challenges and opportunities that currently exist with regard to access to a dignified death, offering advice and recommendations to help patients and their loved ones face this difficult stage of life with dignity and compassion. In conversation with the BBC journalist Juan Carlos Pérez.

Simultaneous interpretation from English to Spanish available

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Henry Marsh in conversation with Juan Carlos Pérez

Event 56

Pedro Favaron in conversation with Stefano Varese

South to South: Ancestral medicine

Auditorio Colegio de Abogados
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Pedro Favaron has a doctorate in Literature from the University of Montreal, is a social researcher into Andean, Amazonian and North American indigenous peoples, and is a lecturer at the PUCP; he works to promote intercultural dialogue between modernity and the ancestral knowledge of indigenous cultures. He has recently published Non Onan Shinan: Los mundos medicinales y la sabiduría de una familia Shipibo-Konibo, written together with the Shipibo-Konibo artist Chonon Bensho. This work of non-fiction reflects on the major cosmic, moral and ethical problems that face our civilisation, and which indicate the paradigm changes needed in order to survive the ecological catastrophe that will come if we continue down the road we are travelling. Pedro Favaron reflects on his background and recent work with Stefano Varese.
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Pedro Favaron in conversation with Stefano Varese

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Principal Sponsors

Fundación BBVA Continental

Government Partner

Arequipa Gobierno Regional

Institutional Partner

Ford Foundation