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Monday, December 8, 2014

The Global Health Conversation Series are a chance to have an informal discussion about global health topics led by experts in London. Dr. David Spence will provide an overview of hypertension and its prevalence in Africa.

Hypertension is the number one cause of death and disability world-wide, and is a particular problem for black people in Africa. Black Africans are more likely to have particular causes of hypertension caused by salt and water retention, and these conditions require treatment that is different from usual treatment of hypertension. Lessons learned from descendants of escaped slaves from the United States, who came to Canada in the 1800’s via the Underground Railroad, are being applied to management of hypertension in Africa.

Date: Monday, December 8
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: MSB 146 (London), MEB 1115 (Windsor)

There will be a brief introduction with some background information about the topic followed by a discussion opportunity and question and answer period.





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