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Trials and Tribulations in Africa
Mon 7 November 2016, 17:30 – 18:30 GMT
Talk given by Dr Merlin Willcox
Dr Merlin Willcox is a practising GP and is currently coordinating the Oxford contribution to two EU-funded collaborative projects, working in partnership with European and African Universities, especially in Mali, Uganda and South Africa.
His research focuses on global health, particularly primary health care in low-income countries. In such countries, maternal and child mortality is significantly greater than in the UK - one in five children die before their fifth birthday. Primary health care has the potential to save most of these lives, if it is implemented according to the best evidence.
Merlin will talk about the different studies and designs he has used in his work trying to address child mortality in Africa.
Read about how confidential enquiries into child deaths in Africa could save lives here.
This a free event and members of the public are welcome to attend.