The Story of Talibės (Children Beggars) in Mali, Niger, and Senegal

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Presented as part of the International Student-led Lecture Series, hosted by the College of Public Health International Student Advisory Board (PHISAB). This week's presentation will be presented by Fatoumata Traore, Public Health Undergraduate. This lecture will review the historical and religious context of the Talibės phenomenon - how and why it started, what it used to be like, and what it has become today.  We will also discuss the consequences and dangers of this issue for both the Talibės and the general population, as well as initiatives that are working to address the situation.

  • Friday, April 1, 2022
  • 2:00-3:00pm CST

Attend in-person (S030 CPHB) OR via zoom. To request the zoom link, please email

Friday, April 1, 2022 2:00pm to 3:00pm
College of Public Health Building
145 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52246
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