May 25, 2018 The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire

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Wealth and Health in Africa: How does economic growth affect the health and well-being of Africans?

Organizer: AMREF

Date: 02.20.13, 06:00PM – 02.20.13, 08:30PM ET

Location:Toronto, Centre for Social Innovation - Annex ING Presentation Room, 720 Bathurst Street

Sponsor:AMREF Canada


There’s been lots of talk recently on social media, and in newspapers and magazines, about economic growth in some African countries.

This Coffeehouse will explore if and how economic growth affects the health and well-being of Africans. Is there a direct benefit? Or, is the relationship a little more complicated?

Featuring Guest Speakers:

Shari Eli, assistant professor in the Economics Department at the University of Toronto. She received her Ph.D. in economics from U.C. Berkeley. Her fields of interest are Economic History, Health Economics and Economic Demography. One section of her research explores the ways in which individuals of low socioeconomic status used income to improve health status and attain higher education and earnings levels during the late 19th and early 20th century. Another section investigates the relationship between caloric needs and rising household expenditure levels in India today to resolve calorie consumption puzzles.

Nicholas Li, an assistant professor in the Economics Department at the University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D in economics from U.C. Berkeley. His current research interests include economics in development, growth, trade and consumption. He’s currently researching how caloric needs and food consumption relate to household economics in India.

AMREF Canada's Coffeehouse is free to attend. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP through Eventbrite to save a spot!

For more information, please contact:

Jen Foulds Director of Communications and Public Relations
Phone: 416-961-6981
Twitter: @amrefcanada


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