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Guest Lecture| Professor Davidson H. Hamer: Early Childhood Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management (HPPM) at Makerere University School of Public Health is delighted to invite you to a guest lecture by Dr. Davidson H. Hamer, a distinguished Professor of Global Health and Medicine at Boston University School of Public Health and Chobanian & Avesidian School of Medicine.

 Speaker: Dr. Davidson H. Hamer

Moderator: Dr. Peter Waiswa

Topic: "What works to improve early childhood development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Learnings from early child development RCTs in Zambia"

Date: Monday, March 11th, 2024

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Physical Attendance: Seminar Room, 3rd Floor, MakSPH - New Mulago Hospital Complex

Virtual Attendance: Register in advance via Zoom here

About Dr. Davidson H. Hamer

At the Boston University School of Public Health and the Chobanian & Avesidian School of Medicine, Dr. Davidson H. Hamer is a celebrated Professor of Global Health and Medicine. Since this will be his first visit to the Makerere School of Public Health (MakSPH), the seminar will provide a unique forum for thought-provoking dialogue and education.

With a broad expertise in infectious diseases and nutrition, particularly in tropical settings, Dr. Hamer possesses a wealth of experience for research on newborn and child survival. He has led multiple studies assessing treatments to improve infant survival, pregnant women's access to obstetrical care, and the prevention and treatment of various disorders impacting mother and child health over the last 20 years.

Dr. Hamer is now working on projects in Bangladesh, Zambia, and the US. Some of the areas of her work include nutritional assessments for adolescents, prospective cohort studies, and the prevention of newborn sepsis. Among other things, he is the lead surveillance officer for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network, a global program that monitors newly developing infectious diseases.

We look forward to your attendance and active participation in this workshop.

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