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There are approximately 160 million descendants of the Transatlantic Slave Trade living today throughout the Western Hemisphere. The International Conference on Health in the African Diaspora – ICHAD 2012 – explored how this population is faring and what can be done to improve their health. From Canada to Argentina, people of African descent share a common ancestral history of forced migration and marginalization that provides an important ‘case study’ for understanding the complex relationship health, history, and the broader human experience.

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Erika Leslie, USA

Eu sou jamaicano e esta conferência falou sobre minha família, minha saúde e minha vida. Eu aprendi como migração e aculturação tem afetado outros grupos e sua saúde. A conferência foi uma ampla representação da diáspora Africano. Conheci pessoas da Nigéria, Gana e Trinidad e Tobago.

Erika Leslie, USA

Courtney Sinclair Thomas, USA

One of the biggest takeaways is despite our differences in culture and language the same social determinants are driving these health disparities. One event— the transatlantic slave trade–has driven a wide variety of health outcomes and social injustices. That perspective is really going to influence my future work

Courtney Sinclair Thomas, USA

ICHAD Attendee

Learning about measurement strategy was one of the most valuable parts of conference.

ICHAD Attendee

ICHAD Attendee

Intimate partner violence in the African diaspora needs to be addressed. This was probably one of the most important breakout sessions Very informative and useful information!

ICHAD Attendee

ICHAD Attendee

Great, great presentations! Race has to be measured by genetic ancestry and socioeconomic status/environment. We are diverse in more ways than one.

ICHAD Attendee

ICHAD Attendee

I learned so much in this presentation on the importance of genetics and how it fits with social, cultural and historical context.

ICHAD Attendee

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legacy“O legado da Cruz” proporciona uma sólida pesquisa para traçar o estado de saúde e os resultados dos descendentes do comércio transatlântico de escravos. Acadêmicos e defensores da saúde do Belize, Brasil, Canadá, Colômbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, República Dominicana, Honduras, Jamaica, Panamá, Nicarágua, Estados Unidos e Venezuela compartilham conhecimentos sobre a doença crônica, HIV / AIDS, a mortalidade infantil e materna e determinantes sociais da saúde.

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