The Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) at the University of York warmly invites you to a public lecture on 19 February: Marginalised mothers: health communication and maternal health in East Africa, 1920-2017, presented by Dr Shane Doyle (University of Leeds). The lecture will take place on Monday 19 February 2018, in The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, starting at 16:00 pm. All are welcome and no booking is necessary. Please do circulate to colleagues, students or friends you feel would be interested in attending.
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.
Please see event website for more details.