Dr. Ndola Prata, UC Berkeley
Dr. Ndola Prata is a physician and medical demographer from Angola. She is an Associate Professor in Residence in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley and also serves as the Scientific Director in the Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability and the Medical Director of Venture Strategies for Health and Development. After practicing medicine in Angola for 10 years and serving as Head of the Social Statistics Department at the National Institute of Statistics of Angola, she received an MSc in medical demography from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. After moving to the USA, she has served for six years as a Demographer/Analyst for CDC’s Division of Reproductive Health.
Though Dr. Prata’s current research is primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, she has also led research projects in South Asia, Latin America, Central Asia and South America. Much of her work has focused on expanding the use of misoprostol to control postpartum hemorrhage, the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. Dr. Prata has published extensively in areas of family planning, financing and ability to pay for reproductive health programs, the role of the private sector in health care in developing countries, adolescent sexual behavior in developing countries, and priorities for maternal health and the use of misoprostol to manage postpartum bleeding.
“Women’s Health and Empowerment in Africa”
Monday African Seminar Series (MAAS)
Faculty Coordinators: Paula Tavrow
MASS Spring 2012
Over the past decade, there has been growing recognition that progress in improving African women’s health will be stymied if the structural context of women’s lives, their decision-making autonomy and their status in society are not addressed. For this series, three noted African women physicians will reflect on the challenges of addressing a key facet of African women’s reproductive health, and will discuss best strategies for the future.
Monday, April 23, 1 pm, Gonda Conference Room, 1st floor
“Increasing Access to Family Planning in Rural Ethiopia”
Dr. Ndola Prata, UC Berkeley
Wednesday, May 16, 1 pm, School of Public Health (17-256, CHS)
"Reducing Maternal Mortality in Africa: What We Know"
Dr. Grace Kodindo, Columbia University
Plus screening of BBC documentary: “Dead Mums Don’t Cry”
Wednesday, May 23, 1 pm, School of Public Health (17-256, CHS)
"Female Genital Cutting in Africa: Public Health Implications"
Dr. Nawal Nour, Harvard University
These presentations are part of the UCLA African Studies Center Monday Africa Seminar Series (MASS), funded by a grant from the UCLA International Institute and co-sponsored by the UC Global Health Institute.
Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, UC Global Health Institute
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