[act-ma] Today 10/17, 4 pm, HSPH: Investigating an epidemic of birth defects in Iraq

Paul Malachi paul.malachi at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 09:53:26 PDT 2014

*Investigating an epidemic of birth defects in Iraq*

Prof. Muhsin Al-Sabbak, Basra Maternity Hospital, Iraq
Dr. Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, Univ. of Michigan

*Fri. October 17 | 4 pm | **Kresge G-2 *
`*Harvard School of Public Health*
665 Huntington Ave, Boston
*4pm lecture | 5pm reception*

Open to the public; HUID or visitor pass required.

Iraqi physicians have noted a large increase in the rate of birth defects
among babies born in Iraq in recent years, and there is evidence linking
this increase to environmental pollution from U.S. munitions.

Dr. Muhsin Al-Sabbak, an obstetrician at Basra Maternity Hospital, Iraq,
and his Iranian colleague Dr. Mozhgan Savabieasfahani, an environmental
toxicologist at the University of Michigan, are speaking at several U.S.
schools of medicine and public health in October to publicize this epidemic
and seek collaboration in responding to it.

The Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Program
HealthRoots at HSPH

For visitor pass and  information: abackus at hsph.harvard.edu

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