New Approaches to Maternal Mortality in Africa

Earlier this week the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge, UK hosted a conference called New Approaches to Maternal Mortality in Africa. The conference brought together diverse expertise from obstetricians to policy makers and historians with the aim of focusing on both the biological mechanisms from determining birth outcomes, as well as the social and historical context of maternal mortality in Africa.

Sadly, I couldn’t make the conference but the organizers have posted two short videos that provide food for thought for those that couldn’t attend. The first interview features conference organizer Professor Ashley Moffett who outlines the motivations behind the conference. The second video features Dr Annette Nakimuli, an obstetrician and gynaecologists from Uganda, who discusses her research on pre-eclampsia and her experiences working in Uganda.

Hopefully you’ll find them as interesting as I did:



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