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Susannah Acuff

Anthropologist in Washington, DC

Health of Africa

PRESENTED ON MAR 07, 2013
IN MEMPHIS, TN @ VOL 6

Graduate student Susannah Acuff talks about her journey from pre-med to anthropology. She began by shadowing her grandfather, a physician, in free clinics, and examined the cultural opinions and use of health care and insurance, which eventually led her to Africa, where she examined alternative models for health insurance, instead of the for-profit model found in the United States.

Beautiful photographs by Jim Tanton, jimtanton@gmail.com

Donations for bed nets at http://www.matregroup.org/

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"Presentation of the Day" on May 18, 2013.

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