Winning and losing the fight against infectious diseases

Professor Christopher Dye FRS

Public lecture by Professor Christopher Dye FRS.
 

Event details

 
Christopher Dye FRS is Director of Health Information at the World Health Organization and Visiting Professor of Zoology at the University of Oxford.
 
Human infectious diseases will be eliminated and replaced by chronic “lifestyle” diseases as fertility falls, life expectancy increases, and populations grow older and wealthier. This is the standard story of the epidemiologic transition, but it isn’t turning out as we imagined. Although longevity is increasing almost everywhere, the global burden of AIDS, diarrhoea, malaria, pneumonia, tuberculosis and other fatal diseases remains enormous. As we approach the 2015 deadline for achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals, this lecture will reflect on which infections have been and can be controlled, and which ones will continue to plague us in the coming decades.

 
Attending this event

 
This event is free to attend and open to all. No tickets are required. Doors open at 6.00pm and seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
We have a limited number of spaces for wheelchair users and ten bookable seats for people with impaired mobility who are unable to queue. To book in advance, please contact the events team. Further information about accessibility is available.
 
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Winning and losing the fight against infectious diseases 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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