Animals to humans: how culture impacts infectious disease
Pacific Science Center’s Science in the City - Global Health series continues with:
July 9, 7-9pm, doors open at 6:30.
When outbreaks of infectious diseases strike, one obvious solution is to increase health education. But lack of education is only one of many factors contributing to the issue. On July 9, join Dr. Kariuki Njenga, Country Director of the Washington State University Global Health Program – Kenya, for a close look at zoonotic illnesses: diseases that can pass between animals and humans. Dr. Njenga will discuss his work in sub-Saharan Africa investigating zoonotic diseases, and his surprising findings that suggest a region’s own culture and the occupation of its people – NOT a lack of health education – contribute most to these outbreaks.
- November 12, 2019
Fighting Anti-Microbial Resistance on a Global ScaleModerator: TBD
Panelists: Dr. Tom Kawula, WSU Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
- December 10, 2019
What’s Next in Global Health ResearchModerator: Dr. Tom Kawula, WSU Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
Panelists: WSU Allen School and UW graduate students
Issues in global health are consistently evolving. Join Dr. Kawula as he talks with graduate students from WSU and UW to learn about their research and how it will impact current and future global health challenges.