VCU in French Speaking Africa Forum

October 1, 2014

Sponsored by the VCU Institute for Women’s Health, the October 13th VCU in French-Speaking Africa forum focused on joint clinical trials of a probiotic supplement for HIV-positive women in Ségou, Mali. Dr. Patricia Cummins, Chair of the Richmond Sister Cities Commission and Dr. Christopher Brooksconcluded the first session with a discussion on the role of language specialists and anthropologists on the research. Richmond’s relationship Ségou will continue to promote fair trade, international education, and cultural awareness in both West Africa and Virginia.