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Seminar on Macro-Meso-Micro Influences on Health, Changing Patterns of Morbidity and Mortality

Yaoundé, Cameroon, June 5-8, 2002
Organised by the IUSSP Committee on Anthropological Demography


Wednesday, June 5

Reception and dinner at 18.00

Thursday, June 6

9.00-10.00: Opening session: Introduction to the Seminar

Welcoming address from the minister of higher education on behalf of local organization committee.
Remarks of committee chairman.
Remarks from seminar organizers regarding conduct of the seminar.

10.00-10.15: Coffee break

10.15-12.15: Session 1

Linda Whiteford
Idioms of Hope, Idioms of Despair: Health Resilience in Times of Structural Adjustment

Charles L. Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs
Our Children Die as the Boats Pass Us By; Petroleum Exploitation, Health, and Social Inequality in Eastern Venezuela

12.15-13.45: Lunch

13.45-15.45: Session 2

Lisa Ann Richey
From the Policies to the Clinics: Population and Women's Reproductive Health in Tanzania

Elisha P. Renne
Hajera at the Hospital: Changing Patterns of Child Morbidity

15.45-16.00: Coffee break

16.00-16.30: Comments by Susan Watkins

16.30-17.30: General discussion

Friday, June 7

9.00-11.00: Session 3

Meredeth Turshen
War and Public Health

Albert-Eneas Gakusi and Michel Garenne
Political Regimes and Infant mortality in Rwanda : from 1900 to 1992

Comments by B. Kuate-Defo

11.00-11.15: Coffee break

11.15-12.15: Comments by Simon Szreter

General Discussion

12.15-13.45: Lunch

14.00-15.30: Session 4: Presentations by local participants

Roger Moyou
Aspects of malaria in Cameroon

Rose Leke and Colleagues
Aspects of malaria in Cameroon

15.30-15.45: Coffee break

15.45-16.45: Session 5: Presentations by local participants

Rakotondrabe Faraniaina Patricia

Comments by B. Kuate-Defo and Stephen J. Kunitz

17.00-17.30: General Discussion

Saturday, June 8

9.00-11.00: Session 6: Presentations by local participants

Robert Leke and B. Kuate-Defo
Maternal care in Cameroon

Khama O. Rogo, Davidson R. Gwatkin , John F. May , A. Edward Elmendorf, Manju Rani, and Agnes Soucat
Health, Nutrition, and Population Equity and Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications for HNP Strategies and Engagement of African Researchers

Comments by B. Kuate-Defo

11.00-11.15: Coffee break

11.15-12.15: Comments by Simon Szreter and Anthony Carter

12.15-13.45: Lunch

14.00-18.00: Tour of city and country-side

19.00: Dinner

Sunday, June 9