Friday, October 12, 2007


I thought the class may find this interesting.....

The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health Fall 2007
Seminar Series


Nassim Assefi, MD
Physician and Author


"Maternal Mortality in Afghanistan"


Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality ever
measured: on average one in six-to-nine women die of pregnancy
related causes. This talk will focus on:

- How we measure mortality in a country with no vital statistics,
insecurity, and destroyed infrastructure;

- The causes of maternal mortality in Afghanistan;

- Associated socioeconomic risks; and

- Solutions.

The speaker is a women's health specialist who spent 2004 and 2005
in Afghanistan constructing programs to decrease maternal and child

October 15, 2007

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

60 Haven Avenue, B2 Conference Room

Drinks will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

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