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Maternal health in developing countries subject of BYU lecture Nov. 7

Maternal health issues in developing countries will be the topic of an Area Focus Lecture Friday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building on the Brigham Young University campus.

Barton R. Burkhalter, director of research and associate director of the quality assurance project at the Center for Human Resources of the University Research Corp., will discuss "The Tragic Consequences of Poor Maternal Health in Developing Countries: How We Can Make a Difference."

The center's research focuses on various public health issues in developing countries such as child and maternal health, infectious diseases, drug resistance and improving the quality of care in health systems and facilities.

The lecture is sponsored by the Department of Health Science and the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.

Burkhalter has worked with the Academy for Educational Development, the Indian Health Service, the U.S. Agency for International Development, UNICEF and various governmental and nongovernmental organizations.

The lecture will be webcast live on the Kennedy Center Web site at www.kennedy.byu.edu/events/index.html. The Web site also has archived lectures and a calendar of other upcoming events and lectures. Contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 for more information.

Writer: Lee Simons

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