- Published on Tuesday, 04 May 2010 16:57
Evelyn Sakeah, a doctoral candidate studying maternal and child health at BU School of Public Health, has been awarded a 2010 Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Grant for Women from Developing Countries.
Sakeah, a DrPH candidate, was one of six recipients to receive the grant, which is sponsored by the World Bank. The purpose of the $15,000 grant is to support the education of women from developing countries who are committed to improving the lives of women and children in their home countries.
Sakeah, who is from Ghana, West Africa, said she looks forward to using the award to improve the health of women and children in her home country. She plans to use the grant to support her dissertation, which examines the benefits of using skilled birth attendants to handle delivery care in rural parts of Ghana.
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund was established in 1981 to honor the late Margaret McNamara and her commitment to the well-being of women and children in developing countries.
Submitted by Elana Zak