Africa Speak: A Series

Africa Initiative Panel WEBLOGO Design

Join Washington University’s Africa Initiative and the Institute for Public Health for the fall kick-off of Africa Speak with Wash U Faculty on their research engagements in Africa.

September’s panel will focus on Innovative Approaches to Address Nutritional Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa.

September 10 Guest Speakers:

  • Lora Iannotti, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Public Health, Brown School
  • Carolyn Lesorogol, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Global Strategy and Programs, Brown School
  • Mark Manary, MD, Helene B. Roberson Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

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Africa Speak 2019/2020 Lineup

October 15, 2019: “Emerging Research Priorities and Identifying Funding Opportunities for Africa-Focused Engagements” featuring Elvin Geng and Kim Thuy Seelinger.

November 14, 2019: “Human Rights, Gender and Health Implications in Africa” featuring Leila Sadat and Carolyn Sargent.

November 21, 2019: Keynote Address: “The Challenges of Educating Physicians for the Future of Africa” presented byRev. Professor Patrick F. Ayeh-Kumi, Provost, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana.

February 11, 2020: “Advancing Research, Practice and Academic Capacities in Africa” featuring David Clifford, Mungai Mutonya and Daniel Mamah.

March 10, 2020: “Women’s Reproductive Health and Economic Empowerment: Lessons from Low Resource Settings” featuring Lewis Wall, Jessica Levy and Mary Ruppert-Stroescu.

April 7, 2020: “Political Trends, Governance and Implications for Public Health in Africa” featuring Shanti Parikh and Bronwen Konecky.

April 16 – 17, 2020: “Global Health and Infectious Disease Conference”

May 12, 2020: “Environmental Risk Factors and Conservation Efforts: Implications for Public Health in Sub-Saharan Africa” featuring Brad Racette and Fiona Marshall,


Visit The Africa Initiative for more information on WashU’s impact in Africa.