Presentations teach about women’s health in Africa
DeKALB – Tanzania Development Support will sponsor presentations by Liz Mach on “The Importance of Educating Girls for Women’s Health” at locations in DeKalb and Sycamore Oct. 16 and 17.
Mach is a registered nurse who has worked as a Maryknoll lay missionary in Tanzania and Sudan for more than 35 years. She grew up in Minnesota and earned a master’s degree in maternal-child health from the University Of Minnesota School Of Public Health. Her passion and her work focus on preventable health issues experienced by women and girls in Tanzania today. These include early teenage pregnancy, vaginal fistulas, HIV/AIDS, and female circumcision. She will share stories about her many years of experience in women’s health issues in Africa. This is sure to be an informative and educational experience.
The first presentation will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the parish activity center of St. Mary’s Church in Sycamore. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. The parish activity center is located adjacent to the church at 322 Waterman St.
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