March 12, 2018
Join the Harvard GSAS Science Policy Group and our special guest from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Professor Dyann Wirth, for a discussion about "The U.S. Role in Global Health.”
WHEN: Wednesday, March 21, 6pm
WHERE: Armenise 108, Harvard Medical School
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Over the past century, the U.S. has been the largest implementer of global health initiatives worldwide. We have contributed billions of dollars to programs that combat infectious diseases — such as HIV/AIDS, ebola, tuberculosis and malaria — that have saved millions of lives. Despite our continued commitment to this effort, the current administration is planning to scale back the U.S. role in fighting infectious disease epidemics and is reprioritizing the focus to certain priority countries. Join Professor Wirth for an informal discussion about the history of the U.S. role in global health, the worldwide effort to eradicate infectious disease, and how these potential policy changes could affect this effort for good or ill.
Professor Wirth is the Chair of the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and has participated in many high-level meetings with WHO and CDC about malaria erradication efforts. She is the Co-Director of the Infectious Disease Initiative at the Broad Institute and Director of the Harvard Malaria Initiative.