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From The Global To The Local: A Look At Maternal Health In Tanzania And Florida

October 29, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Childbirth and reproduction are some of our most pressing public policy and political issues. No aspect is more compelling than the world’s unacceptably high rate of maternal mortality. Each day more than 800 women will die during or following pregnancy and childbirth. Surprisingly, the rate is increasing in the United States as well.

Join the Bob Graham Center on Friday, Oct. 29, from 11 am – 1 pm at Pugh Hall for From the global to local – a look at maternal health in Tanzania and Florida, as we hear from three medical anthropologists who have studied the historical, social and political processes involved in saving women’s lives at home and abroad.

Guest speakers include:

  • Megan Cogburn, Graham Center Graduate Fellow and Anthropology Doctoral Candidate, University of Florida
  • Dr. Meredith Marten, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of West Florida
  • Dr. Adrienne Strong, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, and affiliate faculty, Center for African Studies, University of Florida

Attendees will have the chance to interact with panelists and hear about their first-hand experiences conducting field research on maternal health in Florida and Tanzania. The discussion will also touch on why women do not get access to the care they need and sustainable public policy solutions that can be enacted to save lives. The program is free and open to all. Lunch will be provided.


October 29, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Pugh Hall (PUGH)
296 Buckman Dr
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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