PHOTOS: BIARI in Nairobi
NAIROBI, KENYA–Ten CARTA fellows and secretariat staff participated in the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI), workshop at the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) in Nairobi, Kenya from June 3-9, 2018. The theme was “Health and Social Change in Africa.”
The two conveners were Blessing Mberu (APHRC) and Daniel Jordan Smith (Brown University).
According to the facilitators, social changes sweeping sub-Saharan Africa are having dramatic effects on human health. For example, demographic processes such as declining fertility, rapid rural-to-urban migration, and increased longevity significantly influence patterns of risk and the burden of disease. In addition, they place new demands on health systems and infrastructure.