Tag Archives: Africa

Paper by INTREC student selected as Paper of the Month by UNAIDS Science

INTREC.Logo120213Sally Mtenga, lead author of a noted paper published in BMJ Sexually Transmitted Infections that explores how long-distance truck drivers and villagers in rural southeastern Tanzania think about heterosexual anal sex, started the paper while receiving training at the Harvard Pop Center as part of the INDEPTH Training and Research Centers of Excellence (INTREC) program.

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