You are warmly invited to a public lecture by Dr Kate Hampshire (Durham University): ‘Out of the reach of children? Adolescent health and medicine use in Africa’, which takes place Wednesday 1st October in the Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, starting at 6:00​pm​.

“Adolescents across the world face a number of serious health challenges, particularly in the areas of sexual and reproductive health, mental health, injury/accidents, and substance abuse. They also often face serious barriers to the effective use of health services, leading to sometimes dangerous – health-seeking practices. The risks are magnified when medicines are purchased, often one pill at a time, from informal outlets, and when widespread counterfeiting means that often neither vendor nor purchaser can be sure of the product inside. This lecture will consider some of these issues in relation to Sub-Saharan Africa.”

All are welcome and no booking necessary. Please visit our web site for further details.

Upcoming lectures:

On Wednesday 15 October, Dr Stefan Ecks (University of Edinburgh) will be speaking on “Questioning ‘Global Mental Health’: The uses and non-uses of evidence”. Please click here for more details.

On Wednesday 26 November, Professor Jane Macnaughton (Durham University) presents ‘The Life of Breath: new directions in Medical Humanities’. Please click here for more details.


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