Tag Archives: Africa

The Complexities of Assessing Health Impacts of Urbanicity in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa: A Pop Center Perspective

plos_croppedHarvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, PhD, and Bell Fellow Fahad Razak, MD have published a Perspective in PLoS Medicine in response to a study titled Urbanicity and Lifestyle Risk Factors for Cardiometabolic Diseases in Rural Uganda: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Pop Center Special Event

Join us for our last Pop Center Seminar before summer on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 4:00PM when David Canning, Richard Saltonstall Professor of Population Sciences and Professor of Economics and International Health, Department of Global Health and Population, will present: “Demographic Dividend in Africa.”

Professor Canning will discuss how the new emphasis on family planning in Africa affects fertility, and how falling fertility in Africa affects prospects for a take-off in economic growth in the region.

Date: Monday, May 20, 2013

Time: 4:00PM – 5:30PM

Location: Harvard Center for Population & Development Studies, 9 Bow Street, Harvard Square

This event is open to everyone: faculty, research scientists, postdoctoral fellows and students