The Africa Initiative at Washington University in St. Louis keeps momentum going during leadership transition.
Two physicians from the University of Ghana recently wrapped up a monthlong visit to Washington University in St. Louis as part of the Africa Initiative’s faculty exchange.
Menstruation is considered taboo in Ethiopia, and girls often miss school or drop out because of their periods. Freweini Mebrahtu designed a solution — and, with support from St. Louis-based charity Dignity Period, founded by a Washington University faculty member, it has benefited nearly 800,000 girls and women. Mebrahtu was recently named CNN’s “Hero of the Year.”
Olusegun Obasanjo, an economic innovator in Africa and two-time leader of Nigeria, will make his first stop in the Midwest to kick off the third annual Olin Africa Business Forum at Washington University in St. Louis.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to engaging with its global partners to help address our biggest challenges together. This spirit of collaboration was evident at the inaugural meeting of the Africa initiative, held April 23 on the Danforth Campus.
Washington University’s Africa initiative is asking faculty members to offer ideas and input through a new online survey.