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Health in poor countries subject of panel, Oct. 8

Economics, health and public policy experts will participate in a panel discussion titled "Improving Health in Poor Countries: What Works?" at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Anne Case, the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and director of the Research Program in Development Studies in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, will moderate the panel.

The panelists, whose work and research covers locations from Ecuador to India, include Angus Deaton, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and professor of economics and international affairs; Ingrid le Roux, a physician and director of the Philani Child Health, Nutrition and Development Project in South Africa; and Christina Paxson, director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing in the Wilson School.

The Wilson School and the Center for Health and Wellbeing are sponsoring the discussion, which is presented in conjunction with the art exhibition "Philani" in the Bernstein Gallery in Robertson Hall. The exhibition, which features photographs of the nonprofit health care organization run by le Roux, will be on view through Friday, Oct. 26.

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