Jan 30

Health in Africa Series: Gold or Health? Ghana’s Environment Under Seige

Location
Zoom Webinar
Date(s)
Jan 30, 2024 from 10am (EST)

Gold mining has always been a part of Ghana, from the ornate jewelry of the Ashanti kings to British colonization. In the last few years, however, largely unregulated galamsey mining has ramped up. This poses a huge threat to the environment and public health.


The University of Toronto is pleased to invite you to attend the session of the Health in Africa Series, entitled “Gold or Health? Ghana’s environment under siege”. The presenter, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, is a Public Health Physician, Consultant Research Scientist, and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. He holds a PhD in Epidemiology and Global
Health from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, MSc. Public Health and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from KNUST. Prof. Owusu-Dabo has excellent scientific research output and presence. As an International Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, his passion is in building capacities of next-generation scientists and health systems to help solve Africa’s
health problems through scientific research collaborations.

 

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