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The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health Fall 2007
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
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.