Nursing school Seminar to address health care issues in Africa

"Africa: Health Patterns, Perspectives and Priorities," a seminar to be held Tuesday, April 23, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in WHSCAB Auditorium, will set the stage for the World Health Organization (WHO)/Emory Collaborative meeting that will be hosted by Emory Sept. 17-19.

Emory community members interested in health sector development in Africa and in helping shape Emory's partnership with WHO are encouraged to attend the seminar, which is sponsored by the nursing school. For information, contact B.J. Amini at 727-3560 (e-mail:

The following speakers are among those making presentations: Marion Creekmore, Emory vice provost for international affairs; William H. Foege, executive director of the Task Force for Child Survival and Development, The Carter Center; Maurice Middleberg, population and family planning, CARE; Annie Voigt, 12-Country Child Survival Project in Africa, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, Emory professor of law; Nana Obrafo Owam X, king of Mprumem, Ghana, and 1994 doctoral graduate of the Institute of the Liberal Arts; and Tandi Gcabashe, a nurse midwife from South Africa who was one of the first five black female South African nurse tutors permitted to study in a South African university. Gcabashe left South Africa because of apartheid discrimination and has lived in exile for 26 years.

During the 12:30 -1:30 p.m. lunch break, dancers will perform African dances outside WHSCAB, and vendors will display African handicrafts, food items and artifacts. Nigerian drummer Bisi Adeleke will present a talking drums routine from 12:30-1 p.m.

-- Lorri Preston

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