Health, Sciences, and Sport in Africa

Health, Sciences, and Sport in Africa
Fourth Annual Sports and Africa symposium
Friday, Feb. 23 & Saturday, Feb. 24

Grover Center
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Below are the female presentors as listed on the symposium site. See
the program page for schedule of sessions

* Peggy O’Hara Murdock, Middle Tennessee State University
Panelist: “Global School-Based Student Health Survey: Monitoring Health and Physical Activity Behavior of Africa’s Youth”

* Scarlett Cornelissen, University of Stellenbosch – South Africa
Session: Sciences and Politics in Sport Development
Paper: “Sport collaboration in the Southern African region: the practice and rhetoric of sport cooperation, development and regional integration”

* Sarah Forde, Moving the Goalposts Kilifi: A GIRLS Youth Sports and Development Organization
Session: Health Education and Sport: “Case Studies from Africa”
Paper: “Kenya Doing it ourselves: Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation in a girls’ football and health project in Kilifi, Kenya, East Africa”

* Rose Chepyator-Thompson, University of Georgia

Health, Sciences and Sport in Africa symposium comes to Ohio University

The fourth annual Sports and Africa symposium, entitled “Health, Sciences and Sport in Africa,” will examine how sports may be used to improve the health of African people, and those in the African diasporas, in a formal conference and workshops.

It is sponsored by the Institute for the African Child, the School of Health Sciences and the Center for Sports Administration.

The keynote speaker is Manute Bol, a former NBA star, political activist from Sudan and the founder of the Ring True Foundation. Bol will speak from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in Walter Hall 135.

Other invited speakers come from around the world and country, including speakers from the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, and universities such as Michigan State, Salisbury and Albany State.

Topics to be discussed at the conference include: using sports to teach about health issues, how sports bring awareness to broader sociopolitical and cultural issues, how sports are used to escape poverty or socially advance, etc.


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