Very often, well-financed large scale health development programs to control and eliminate malaria have failed to help change people’s quality of life and health in a meaningful, long term way. Jessie Stone, M.D., will provide a few insights from 11 years in Uganda, a place that carries one of the world’s heaviest burdens of malaria.
Stone is a medical doctor and member of the US Women’s Freestyle Kayaking Team. In 2003 a kayaking expedition along Uganda’s White Nile first brought her to the region. During this trip a group member contracted a severe case of malaria and while treating her, Dr. Stone became acutely aware of the devastating effects the disease was taking on the Ugandan population as well. Determined to help control this needless health crisis, she founded Soft Power Health in 2004. Today she and her staff continue to expand upon and improve the range of healthcare services SPH provides to the region.
The MDI Science Cafés are a program of the MDI Biological Laboratory. They offer a relaxed, informal way to learn about the latest scientific developments. Each Café lasts about an hour. Presentations are made in everyday language and questions are welcome.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Seating is limited, but standing room is available. Please arrive early if you require a seat. Cafés are free of charge, and refreshments are available.