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Monday, April 16, 2018 -
11:45am to 1:00pm
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Allison Dining Room, 5th floor, Taubman Bldg, HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge

Superbugs Attack! How the World Can Contain the Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance

Abstract: Antimicrobial resistance has been estimated to cause 700,000 deaths annually and is spreading at an alarming rate predicted to cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050. The effective containment of antimicrobial resistance is hindered by many complex factors, including inappropriate medicines use, poor surveillance, limited treatment options, and a lack of good governance to address these issues. Steven Hoffman, Director of the Global Strategy Lab, a Professor of Global Health, Law, and Political Science at York University, the Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Institute of Population & Public Health, and an Adjunct Professor of Global Health & Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health​, will address the global actions that must be taken to address this urgent threat to global health security.

Bio: Professor Steven Hoffman, Director of the Global Strategy Lab, a Professor of Global Health, Law, and Political Science at York University, the Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's Institute of Population & Public Health, and an Adjunct Professor of Global Health & Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research integrates analytical, empirical and big data approaches to craft global regulatory strategies that better address transnational health threats, social inequalities and human rights challenges. He holds a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University, and a doctorate in law from Sciences Po Paris.

Light lunch will be served. To reserve your lunch and seats, RSVP here

Sponsors:

  • Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
  • Harvard University Center for the Environment
  • Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
  • Microbial Science Initiative
  • Harvard Global Health Institute
  • Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
  • Broad Institute

Contact Name: 

Nathan Ramsayer

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Email: huce@environment.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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