Women and Children’s Health in Africa:
Clinical and Social Perspectives
a conference at Ohio University
March 29-30, 2013
Ms Edna Adan, Edna Adan University Hospital for Women, Hargeisa, Somaliland.
Ms. Adan is a nurse and former Minister of Health and of Foreign Affairs in Somaliland. She was recently featured in the PBS program, Half the Sky and is the founder of the Edna Maternity Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland, and the country's major health facility. Ms. Adan has provided much of our understanding of the continued practice of FGM in the Horn of Africa.
News articles and videos about Edna Adan
About her journey and has a same clip from Half the Sky
The Muslim Mother Teresa
Other participants who are scheduled to present at the conference include:
Dr. Nafisa Bedri, Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan. Dr. Bedri is a leading advocate for all women’s health rights in Sudan.
An article about Nafisa Bedri in 2005
Professor Marape Marape, Botswana-Baylor Children’s Clinical Centre of Excellence, Botswana. Prof. Marape is Director Research and conducts a variety of projects related to HIV/AIDS and child health.
Mr. Aggrey Otieno, Pambazuko Mashinani, Nairobi, Kenya. Mr. Otieno has recently won the Rolex Foundation Award for his NGO’s work on maternal health in the slums of Nairobi.
The article about the Rolex Award Aggrey received and it has a video where he talks about the project
A blog post about Aggry Otieno
Dr. Crystal Patil, University of Illinoi at Chicago. Dr. Patil examines women’s health in East Africa from a number of perspectives food security, pregnancy outcomes, sickle cell disease and neglected tropical disease.
A blog post about Crystal's research in Tanzania and the findings she reached.http://globalhealthportal.northwestern.edu/blog/2011/10/new-initiative-addresses-maternity-care-concerns-in-tanzania/
Dr. Ivy Pike, University of Arizona. Dr. Pike examines health impact of endemic warfare, women’s psychosocial health and fetal developmental plasticity among East Africa pastoralists.
That is a link of Ivy's research in Kenya
Dr. Alyson Young, University of Florida. Dr. Young studies the impact of maternal-child interactions on child health outcomes in East Africa. She is also participating in a multinational project to examine the impact of climate change and livelihood decisions on child health.
General conference contacts:
Coordinator, Global Health Programs and out-rotations
Assistant Director, African Studies Program
Graduate Assistant, African Studies
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840