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Challenges for Global Health - from diseases to health systems

Guest lecture by Professor Marcel Tanner, Professor & Director, Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute

Most of the burden of diseases and ill-health associated with global change is localized in resources constraint countries of which sub-Saharan Africa will face a very large share. This in turn will result in increasing poverty and hence will also and directly impact on wealthier countries. We will briefly examine the evidence with regards to potential effects of key determinants of global change on health and disease, such as climate, urbanization, migration and mobility of populations, deforestation, water use and re-use, agricultural patterns and pollution. Special emphasis will be placed on the diseases of poverty and the neglected tropical diseases.

Four levels of the challenges will be discussed:

  1. The development of new tools and strategies for disease control and elimination,
  2. the involvement of the people and societies concerned,
  3. translating health systems thinking into public and international health practice, and
  4. translational research and effective partnerships.


  • Date16 Jun 2011
  • AddressTheatre D004, Ebsworth Building
    Queen’s Campus, Durham University
    TS17 6BH

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