In this powerful talk, “Development Studies and International
Relations: How Do they Lead to Obstetrics?,” Dr. Nawal Nour tells the story of the journey that lead to her pioneering global health work and the founding of the African Women’s Health Center.
About Nawal Nour:
Dr. Nawal Nour (Brown, `88) actively researches the health and policy issues regarding female genital cutting (FGC). With support from a 2003 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, she established the African Women’s Health Center, which provides appropriate health and outreach programs to the African community in Boston; the clinic is the only center of its kind nationwide. See her full bio and learn more about this event at the TEDxBrownUniversity website (
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