A conference at Ohio University
March 29-30, 2013
The Global Health Program, the College of Health Sciences and Professions and the African Studies Program of Ohio University hosted the “Women and Children’s Health in Africa: clinical and social perspectives,” conference in order to raise awareness of the status of women and children’s health across the continent and assess efforts to 1) reduce child mortality and 2) improve maternal health and that of all women in Africa. Guest speakers including Ms Edna Aden, recently featured in the PBS program, Half the Sky and founder of the Edna Maternity Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland and Dr. Nafisa Bedri, noted campaigner against female circumcision and Dean at the Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan presented their unique and exceptional field work and research.
Dr. Edna Eden receiving her honorary degree at Ahfad University for Women ( AUW)
The presenting the degree, Dr. Gasim Bedri, is a real hero- tirelessly provides education for (poor) women despite having a government that would prefer the gals just stay home and have babies through their circumcision scars….
A Year of International African Journalism
West Africa Research Association Fellow
Honorable Kojo Yankah with African Studies and Scripps School of Journalism students and faculty
Kojo Yankah, the presdient of the African University College of Communication in Accra, Ghana, the the West Africa Research Association visiting fellow, will give several presentations and lectures during is stay at Ohio University.
“You may have missed this!”
Charles Cantalupo, Penn State University
"Joining Africa: From Anthills to Asmarad"
African Summer Intensive Language
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