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Marginalised mothers: health communication and maternal health in East Africa, 1920-2017

Monday 19 February 2018, 4.00PM

Speaker(s): Dr Shane Doyle (Director of the Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS))

While Africa's overall death rates are now as low as Europe's, its maternal mortality ratios are almost fifty times higher. Yet in the mid-twentieth century East African institutional maternal mortality rates declined as fast as those in the Global North. This talk will consider the long history of maternal health in East Africa, examining how health communication has shaped risk assessment and health-related decision-making in both clinical and domestic settings since the 1920s.

Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

Admission: Free and open to all

Email: cghh@york.ac.uk