'International Women's Health and Global Safe Motherhood' with Dr. Sarah J. Hanson, March 6
by Michelle Saport |
Thursday, March 6, 7-9 p.m. UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307
Dr. Sarah Hanson attended the Medical College of Virginia for medical school and completed her OB-GYN residency training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has a particular interest in the health care of women in developing and under-resourced settings. She currently works domestically with the U.S. Public Health Service at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage and with Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. Recently, she spent time with the Indian Health Service on the Navajo reservation in the Southwest. Additionally, she is involved with family planning and HIV projects both in the U.S. and abroad.
Internationally, she currently works with Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and Surgeons Overseas on maternal health projects in Southern Sudan and India. Previously, she worked with the World Health Organization, helping with HIV/AIDS public health programs in South Africa and Uganda, emergency obstetric care in Honduras and Costa Rica and evidence-based obstetric education in Thailand.
Sponsored by the Women's Studies Program at UAA.