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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Reproductive Health in Accra, Ghana

I have mentioned before the research that I and my colleagues and graduate students have been doing for the past several years in Accra, Ghana. Although the overall scope of research focuses on spatial inequalities in health, funded largely by grants from the National Institutes of Health, an important component has been reproductive health, which is funded partly by a grant from the PRB and the Hewlett Foundation, and that portion of the research has been headed up by Allan Hill of Harvard School of Public Health and, more recently, the University of Southampton. The PRB has just posted to its website a 15-minute interview with Dr. Hill that describes some of the major findings. For an overview of the entire project, you can sit through a longer talk that I gave on campus here at SDSU last year. Enjoy!

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