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16:00 - 18:30 30 November 2017

NCDs in Africa: Sugar disease, bitter medicine - diabetes in urban Ghana

Location

IAS Common Ground | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Ama de Graft Aikins, Professor of Social Psychology, University of Ghana, Ama de Graft Aikins is Professor of Social Psychology and Dean of International Programmes at the University of Ghana and a visiting scholar at UCL. Professor de Graft Aikin's research focuses on experiences and representations of chronic physical and mental illnesses, Africa's chronic non-communicable disease (NCD) burden and the social psychology of knowledge in African settings.

The Grand Challenge of Global Health and the Institute of Advanced Studies are delighted to welcome Professor Ama de Graft Aikins as a visiting scholar to UCL.

Ama de Graft Aikins is Professor of Social Psychology and Dean of International Programmes at the University of Ghana whose research focuses on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa. Her work includes experiences and representations of chronic physical and mental illnesses, Africa's NCD burden, and the social psychology of knowledge in African settings.

On Thursday 30 November 2017 Professor de Graft Aikins will speak about her research on diabetes in Ghana "Sugar disease, bitter medicine: living with diabetes in an urban poor community in Ghana".

The event will run from 16.00-18.00 followed by a drinks reception until 18.30.


Contact

Rebecca Taylor
+44 (0) 207 7679 1420 | r.taylor@ucl.ac.uk


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NCDs in Africa 90 x 90