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Global Challenges in Infectious Diseases Presentations available on line!

This one day symposium was organised by the Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology and Edinburgh Infectious Diseases to bring together a wide spectrum of expertise in social sciences with relevance to infectious diseases research, and was held on 24 April 2017 in the Project Room at 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh.

This one day symposium was organised by the Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology and Edinburgh Infectious Diseases to bring together a wide spectrum of expertise in social sciences with relevance to infectious diseases research.  it was held on 24 April 2017 in the Project Room at 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh. The day was devised to facilitate discussion and interaction, and to seed ideas for future research collaborations.

For the powerpoint presentations from the day click here

Programme

Session 1 – Disease Control Tools

  • Ian Harper, School of Social and Political Science, UoE - New diagnostics and TB control: Beyond the technology
  • Jennifer Palmer, Centre of African Studies, UoE - Integrating refugees into Uganda HAT elimination programme
  • Alex Nading, School of Social and Political Science, UoE - Mosquito control to combat Dengue

Session 2 – One Health

  • Rebekah Thompson, School of Social and Political Science, UoE - One Health, helminth infection and pig farming in Uganda
  • Rebecca Marsland, School of Social and Political Science, UoE - Veterinary Anthropology

Session 3 – Funding, Regulation and Partnership

  • Janelle Winters, Usher Institute, UoE - World Bank Onchocerciasis control programmes from the 1970s to today
  • Anuj Kapilashrami, School of Social and Political Science, UoE - Global health 'partnerships' & HIV Management
  • Catherine Burns, Research Support Office for the GCRF, UoE - International Partnerships at the University of Edinburgh

Keynote Lecture

  • Vinh Kim Nguyen, School of Public Health, Université de Montréal - Addressing the challenges of infectious diseases in the 21st century:  anthropological contributions

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