This doctoral disputation is for real; we will be present in the room.
You may know the candidate; he has been around for a while. He is a modest and polite young anthropologist from Burkina Faso, who did his Master in International Community Health at Helsam.
He entered through a big research program Helsam(Johanne Sundby) and SUM (Katerini Storeng) had on Illegal Abortions in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
Our local, focal scholar has been Fatoumatta Outtara. This project has produced several PhDs (Patrick Ilboudou, Ramatou Ourdrago and now also Drabo Seydo), masters, many publications and a local conference.
Most of the research was financed by the project, but we also got support from the Quota program, which has financed many global health projects at Helsam.
Drabo Seydo has in his thesis explored the meaning of drugs used in reproduction in Burkina; abortion drugs and contraceptives.
Seydo the very, very last quote student, the financial scheme that secured stipends for students from the Global South. A stipend that has educated people that have come from countries with less resources for higher education, but also returned home as leaders in the health sector in Sudan, Ethiopia, Gambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania, among others.
I hope you will come and celebrate with us. Public Defence: Seydou Drabo