Researchers, policy-makers, and medical practitioners have to negotiate an increasingly complex international political environment. From the problems with data-sharing during recent Ebola and Zika outbreaks to the difficulties of capacity-building in developing countries, achieving universal health coverage and health security will mean reckoning with some of the inequalities which exist within and between countries. Join our panel of experts as we discuss their experiences in collaborative international health projects, and the prospects and challenges of global health in today’s world.
The lecture will take place on March 8, 2017. Sign-up for the lecture can be made via eventbrite.
David Dunne is Professor of Parasitology in the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge. For 30 years he has led field-based research on the epidemiology and immunology of schistosomiasis and other human parasitic diseases, with long-standing partnerships in Uganda, Kenya and Mali, and more recently Ghana, Gabon, and Tanzania. He currently directs the Cambridge-Africa Programme and also the Wellcome Trust-Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research.
Natasha Howard is Assistant Professor in Global Health and Conflict in the Department of Global Health and Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She was previously a technical officer for the WHO country office in Myanmar, focusing on maternal and newborn health. She has also conducted research in Afghanistan on malaria in pregnancy, working with HealthNet TPO, and set up a malaria control programme in Myanmar for Population Services International. She is currently director of the LSHTM Security, Conflict, and Health Research programme.