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April 7, 2005

   

SCHOLARS, STUDENTS TO SPEAK AT THREE-DAY WORKSHOP
ON HEALTH AND MEDICINE IN AFRICA

event poster
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Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges will present a three-day workshop, "Health and Medicine in Africa," April 13-15. Leading experts in African history, anthropology, biology, medical history and sociology will join Bryn Mawr and Haverford students to focus on the grave health crisis that has killed and disabled millions across the African continent.

Health-care professionals, educators, and students as well as those interested in African society are invited to attend. Admission is free but registration is required. For the complete program schedule and registration information, visit http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/
local/scisoc/medafrica
or call Selene Platt at 610-526-5334.

The workshops will explore the impact of disease on African societies and the role played by various healing practices. Newly emerging diseases, such as Ebola and HIV/AIDS, will be discussed in the light of the social and racial discrimination that has affected the implementation of public health programs. There will also be discussion of reproductive issues, the reappearance of polio, yellow fever and TB, and the continuation of malaria, cholera and meningitis.

Speakers from the following institutions will participate: Bryn Mawr College, Case Western Reserve University, Colby College, Harvard University, Haverford College, Johns Hopkins University, McGill University, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Princeton University, Rutgers University, University of Aix-en-Provence, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington and University of Wisconsin.

This event is sponsored by Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College and the Mellon Tri-College Fund.

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