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Women’s Health & Empowerment

2014 Summer Intensive Course in Nairobi, Kenya

An intensive course in Women's Health and Empowerment took place from July 16 to 30th, 2014, at Aga Khan University in Nairobi, Kenya, as a joint effort of the COE WHE and the Aga Khan Foundation. Twenty-three students enrolled, ranging in age from 24-64 years, from seven countries — Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Nigeria, Pakistan, and the United States. Core faculty consisted of Paula Tavrow, co-director of the COE WHE, and Rozina Karmaliani and Kauser S. Khan from Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. Four Kenyans (Eunice Muthengi, Muthoni Muriithi, Habiba Mohamed and Shibero Akatsa-Darby), one Pakistani (Yasmin Amarsi of AKU) and one American (Dallas Swendeman of UCLA) were guest instructors. Designed for NGO staff, graduate students, junior faculty, lawyers, health professionals and government officials, participants learned how to build women's empowerment into health programs and policies. As part of the course, the participants also visited DSW-sponsored empowerment groups in low-income communities in Nairobi.
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