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Join us for a virtual webinar examining the world of tropical disease through the lens of Malaria and Onchocerciasis (also known as Riverblindness). On the heels of a global pandemic, disease transmission finds itself in the spotlight. Some infectious diseases mitigated in developed countries continue to plague communities influenced by poverty, absence of clean water, and lack of medical care. Unaddressed, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) weaken the global economy and increase the risk of their emergence or re-emergence in developed countries.
Uncover the ways in which governments, global agencies, and the private sector came together to defeat Riverblindness through the work of Bruce Benton, SAIS '68, author and manager of the World Bank/WHO cosponsored onchocerciasis control programs for two decades. Explore how groups are working to reduce the spread of Malaria both here and abroad with Dr. Clive Shiff, Professor Emeritus, Bloomberg School of Public Health. Finally, take a systems view of tropical disease as Dr. Chandresh Harjivan, BSPH '00, Co-Founder, President and Chief Operating Officer, SaponiQx, shares his experience working with agencies to accelerate access to health care innovations to solve complex health problems.
Riverblindness in Africa: Taming the Lion's Stare by Bruce Benton is available to purchase through the Johns Hopkins University Press. Use discount code HRIV23 for 30% off valid 1/24/23 to 2/28/23.