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Mandela’s Children: Securing the Health and Well-being of Future Generations

01 June 2010
17:30 - 19:30

Date :

01 June 2010

Time :

17:30 – 19:30


The Health Sciences Research Office at the University of the Witwatersrand invites you to the third Prestigious Research Lecture:

 ‘Mandela’s Children: Securing the health and wellbeing of future generations’.

  • Environmental determinants of development: what and how important are they? 
  • What do we know about the world with which our children must engage? 
  • How do they cope? 
  • What can we do to help them? 

Speakers: Professors Steve Tollman and Kathleen Kahn (MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit – Agincourt) and Professors John Pettifor and Shane Norris (MRC/Wits Mineral Metabolism Research Unit/Birth to Twenty Programme).

Commentator: Professor Haroon Saloojee, Head of the Division of Community Paediatrics at Wits Faculty of Health Sciences.

Please join us for drinks and a light supper after the lecture.

Please RSVP by Tuesday 25 May 2010 to: Ms Manuela Mackay, tel +27 (0)11 717 2530 or Venue


Johannesburg: Johannesburg Hospital Auditorium, Wits Medical School, 7 York Road, Parktown