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Northwestern Public Health Review Symposium on April 24

The Northwestern Public Health Review's spring symposium, entitled "Access to Health in Lagos: An Interdisciplinary Partnership with the Community", is on Wednesday, April 24 at 4:00 PM in Hughes Auditorium. The event will include an interdisciplinary panel discussion, student presentations, and a reception with posters. Please RSVP here. Questions can be directed to

Since 2015, the Northwestern Access to Health Project has worked with the Federation of Slums and Informal Settlements and the Justice and Empowerment Initiative in Lagos, Nigeria, on issues at the intersection of public health, human rights, and development. Since 2016, ATH has been working with community health educators to design and implement a curriculum addressing high priority public health topics mutually identified by the communities and the university. The curriculum is complemented by advocacy through law, journalism, and multimedia digital aids. Chicago-based partners include Northwestern’s law, medical, business, and journalism schools, the biomedical visualization graduate program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Slalom Consulting, LLC.

  • 4:00 - 4:15 PM: Opening remarks by Juliet Sorensen, Founder and Director, Northwestern Access to Health Project
  • 4:15 - 4:45 PM: Documenting Stories of Social Injustice and Human Rights in Lagos, Nigeria
  • 4:45-6:00 PM: Access to Health in the Digital Age
  • 6:00 - 6:45 PM: Designing Visual Aids to Promote Active Engagement in Health Education for Low Health Literacy Communities
  • 6:45 - 7:45 PM: Reception and poster session in Lurie Atrium
Click here to download a flyer with full event details.

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