Monday, October 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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Kresge Building Room G1, 665 Huntington Ave., Boston

The Effect of Shifting Global Health & Climate Change Policies on Malaria Eradication

Worldwide Week at Harvard showcases the remarkable breadth of Harvard’s global engagement. During Worldwide Week, Harvard Schools, research centers, departments, and student organizations will host academic and cultural events with global or international themes.

Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH, Associate Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Hospitalist, Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital
Marcia Castro, PhD, Associate Professor of Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Alan Court, Senior Advisor, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria
Elfatih Eltahir, PhD, Breene M. Kerr Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Associate Department Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT

The US government has been engaged in global health activities for more than a century. Today, the US is the largest funder and implementer of global health programs worldwide with multi-pronged, multi-billion dollar investments that target a myriad of global health challenges, countries, and stakeholders. As global health and climate change priorities shift within the US government — from withdrawing from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement to severe decreases in global health funding — what is the impact on major public health threats like malaria? Join us for a discussion about the future of disease control and eradication in the context of political instability and climate change.

Hosted by Harvard's Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe Initiative.

Open to the Harvard community. 

Contact Name: 

Marge Dwyer

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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