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Monthly Nordic Global Health Talks - 6 October 2022

The Nordic universities arranges monthly webinar series about Global Health. It began 6 Jan. 2021. The webinar series are hosted at University of Copenhagen.

Poster for Nordic global health talks on October 6. Green background, profile picture of the speaker
Nordic Global Health Talks


Topic 6 October:

Understanding family planning method denial in Malawi: why women leave facilities empty-handed

The presentation is by Jill M. Peterson, University of Iceland.

Increasing accessibility to family planning is key to decreasing its unmet need in sub-Saharan Africa. In this talk, we will explore the issue of family planning method denial, or "turnaway", in Malawi. Turnaway happens when women have arrived at a facility intending to initiate a method but end up leaving without one.

Based on research conducted in 30 facilities in three districts, we will look at how often and why turn away happens and hear the perspectives of both clients and providers.

In addition to pursuing her PhD in Global Studies at the University of Iceland, Jill M. Peterson is a research associate with an international NGO called FHI 360.

Read more here.

About Nordic Global Health Talks

Nordic Global Health Talks is a monthly webinar series about global health from the Nordic universities.The first Thursday of each month at 2 pm (Copenhagen-time), you can tune in online via Zoom and listen to an interesting global health lecture from a Nordic university. It is free and open to everyone interested in knowing more about Nordic global health research, education and collaborative projects.


Learn more from the Nordic Global Health Talks website.

Nordic Network on Global Health
Nordic Network on Global Health