Event date & time:

November 15, 2017

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Location:

RPHB 507

Serve Africa Day Nov 2017

Date:

November 13, 2017

Time:

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Location:

UAB, Edge of Chaos

1700 University Blvd.

4th floor, Lister Hill Library

Birmingham, AL 35294

Details:

The UAB Institute for Human Rights, the Birmingham Refugee Interest Group, and the Birmingham Islamic Society are co-sponsoring a community forum focused on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis on Monday, November 13th at 6:30 pm in the Edge of Chaos. Come out to learn more about this crisis and how you can respond.

 

2017 OCT IHR Rohingya Flyer

 

Event date and time:

November 15, 2017

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location:

RPHB 507

Details:

The Sparkman Center for Global Health, in collaboration with the UAB Minority Health International Research Training Program, will host a lunch seminar on November 15, 2017 from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. in RPHB 507. The guest speaker for the event will be Dr. Larissa Otero. Dr. Otero will present: "Tuberculosis in Peru and operational research to enhance case detection." 

Dr. Larissa Otero is a professor in the School of Medicine at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima Peru and she is a mentor for the Peruvian site of the UAB Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Program. Dr. Otero trained as an MD in Peru and holds a MPH from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium and a PhD in Epidemiology from University of Gent, Belgium. She has conducted epidemiological and operational research on tuberculosis and multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Peru, especially in the area of case detection and its impact on tuberculosis and multidrug resistant tuberculosis control. She also has work experience as an epidemiologist and clinician in Uganda, Liberia and southern Africa.Dr. Larissa Otero is a professor in the School of Medicine at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima Peru and she is a mentor for the Peruvian site of the UAB Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Program. Dr. Otero trained as an MD in Peru and holds a MPH from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium and a PhD in Epidemiology from University of Gent, Belgium. She has conducted epidemiological and operational research on tuberculosis and multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Peru, especially in the area of case detection and its impact on tuberculosis and multidrug resistant tuberculosis control. She also has work experience as an epidemiologist and clinician in Uganda, Liberia and southern Africa.

 

2017 NOV Dr. Larissa Otero Seminar

 

 

 

Date:

October 27, 2017

Time:

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Location:

RPHB 407

 

About our guest speakers:

Margaret Koshal:

Margaret Koshal was born and raised in Kenya and hails from the Maasai community. As a young Maasai girl, she was lucky to receive a modern education and escape the negative practice of Female Genital Mutilation (F.G.M); a violation and practice that continues to be practiced in the Maasai community. Having witnessed firsthand the negative effects of this practice, which includes early marriage and lack of an education, she has dedicated herself to ensuring she rescues and educations as many Maasai girls. Together with her husband, she founded Mara Learning & Development Centre in Maasai Mara, which is giving young girls from her village an opportunity to explore their potential. They also recently opened a conservancy adjacent to the world famous Maasai Mara known as Nashulai Mara conservancy, where she serves as the Family, Gender and Education Coordinator. She is passionate about mentoring and empowering women in her community since she strongly believes women are the back bone of the society and thus when you empower a girl, you empower the whole community. More information about Maggie can be found at her website:http://margaret-sakian-koshal.strikingly.com. 

 

Nelson Ole Reiyia: 

Oldarpoi Mara Camp is owned by the local Maasai community and has been set up to create a sustainable future for economic and social development and empowerment. The income through the Oldarpoi Mara Camp funds many projects in the Maasai community. Nelson Ole Reiyia, son of Maasai nomads, is the creative initiator of the camp – but his visionary passion for his culture, people and community go much further. He holds a BA from Kenya Methodist University and certificates from the United Nations University for Peace. He started a program called the “I See Maasai Development Initiative” (ISMDI) which focuses on bringing poor children into school and providing them with education and skills, and thus opening up opportunities for their future. Especially Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and early marriage are still a problem in the traditions of rural life, which the Initiative is fighting against with education and alternatives. The ISMDI sponsors the education of mainly young girls, creates jobs and employment opportunities in the village through sustainable tourism and has set up the infrastructure for clean water and health care for the whole community.

 

Margaret Koshal and Nelson Reiyia Flyer