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Emergent Biomedicine: Hospital Healing Beyond State/Donor Interest in Tanzania, Noelle Sullivan

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When: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  
Where: 620 Library Place, Conference Room  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Contact: Kate Dargis   (847) 491-7323
Group: Program of African Studies
Category: Lectures & Meetings
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PAS Affiliates Lunch Lecture
*lunch provided*

Emergent Biomedicine: Hospital Healing Beyond State/Donor Interest in Tanzania

Noelle Sullivan, lecturer, Global Health Studies and Department of Anthropology

Noelle Sullivan is a critical medical anthropologist who explores the impacts of development aid and state health sector reform on provision of healthcare within resource-deficient government-run health facilities in Tanzania. Her dissertation research used ethnography to interrogate how global, state, and local processes interacted in order to shape how healthcare was understood and delivered on the ground within a semi-urban area. Sullivan’s current research focuses on how resources and funding are allocated related to pregnancy, birth and postnatal services in Tanzania. Despite Tanzania receiving some of the highest infusions of development aid for maternal health services on the African continent, the country continues to have concerning maternal mortality rates. This current project contrasts the funding allotments and distribution of resources and infrastructure relating to reproductive health services in Tanzania and their concrete effects on the ground. The aim is to interrogate the politics underlying which maternal health priorities are represented in policies and health initiatives, which are not, the motivations behind such decisions, and the impacts of these policies and programs on maternity services in practice within government health facilities.