Events

 

Health, Politics and Culture in Africa: Project Kick-off

On November 26, 2015, Forum for Africa Studies kicked off its new three year project Health, Politics and Culture in Africa, with a celebratory seminar in University hall Room X. This public event highlighted ongoing research and practical engagements by Uppsala University in the interdisciplinary field of health in Africa, and together with the audience explored how Uppsala research, teaching and activism can contribute to knowledge of and solutions for African health challenges. Seven speakers contributed, and the audience raised many important issues afterwards.

For more information on the initiative, see the tab 'Health, Politics and Culture' at the top of the webpage.

Program

14.15     Welcome and Introduction to Health, Politics and Culture in Africa

14.30     Health and Governance at the Grassroots in Burkina Faso, Sten Hagberg (Forum for Africa Studies and Dept. of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology)

14.45     The Double Burden of Disease in Uganda, Stefan Swartling Peterson (Dept. of Women’s and Children’s Health)

15.00     Challenges in cross-disciplinary research: Examples of Successful Collaboration in Reproductive Health and Anthropology, Birgitta Essén (Dept. of Women’s and Children’s Health)

15.15     Meeting the Challenge of Antibiotic Resistance in Africa, Bronwen Holloway (ReAct and the Dept. of Medical Sciences)

15.30     Refreshments

15.45     District Managers in Uganda and the Planning Process for Health Service Delivery, Dorcus Kiwanuka Henriksson (Dept. of Women’s and Children’s Health)

16.00     The Ebola Epidemic and the Local Crisis of Governance in a Global Health Crisis, Mats Utas (Dept. of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology)

16.15     Challenging Partnerships and the Setting of Health Research Priorities in Africa, Eren Zink (Forum for Africa Studies and Dept. of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology)

16.30      Questions for presenters and general discussion

17.00      End of the kick-off