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International Education Week Seminar: Mamás del Río (Mothers of the River)

The Global Health Institute and the Global Health Alliance present:

Mamás del Río (Mothers of the River): Mitigating the impact of SARS-CoV-2 and improving maternal and neonatal health in rural areas of the Peruvian and Colombian Amazon
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
2:30pm to 3:30pm MST

Presented by 

Magaly Blas, MD, MPH, PhD
Program Director, Mamas del Rio
Associate Professor and Researcher,
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Magaly Blas, MD, MPH, PhD is the director of Mamás del Río (Mothers of the River), a social innovation program that aims to improve maternal and newborn health in rural and remote areas of the Peruvian and Colombian Amazon region through the training of community health workers empowered with technology. Dr. Blas is an associate professor at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia School of Public Health and an affiliate associate professor at the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. She studied Medicine at Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University and finished her MPH and PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Washington in Seattle. Magaly is recipient of the 2009-2010 Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellowship and the 2010 Global Health Council’s new investigator award. She has been awarded the 2016 Elsevier Foundation Award for early-career women scientists in the developing world, the 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO Concytec Award for Peruvian women scientists and the 2016 Award of Good Practices in Public Administration for the Mamás del Río project. In 2018, Magaly was recipient of the Women in Innovation Award from UPCH and the 2018 Eisenhower Fellowship. In 2019, Mamás del Río received the Social Innovation in Health Award from the Pan American Health Organization.

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Event Details

Event Date:

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Event Location:

Online Event

Contact Information:

Gabriela Valdez

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