Upcoming Global Health Histories Seminar 111: ‘Zika’, 8th October 2018, University of York

Date: 8th October 2018, 13:30 – 15:00pm

Location: The Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, UK

The Centre for Global Health Histories invites you to attend Global Health Histories Seminar 111: ‘Zika’, which will be held at the University of York, UK, on Monday 8th October 2018.

Global Health Histories Seminar 111: ZIKA
8 October 2018, 13:30 – 15:00pm
Venue: The Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, UK
Admission: Free and open to all – please register for a free ticket at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/global-health-histories-seminar-111-zika-tickets-50113564019.

Speakers: Nísia Lima (Fiocruz), João Nunes (University of York), & Gustavo Matta (Fiocruz)

First identified in 1947, the Zika virus has recently received global attention following a devastating outbreak which spread across South America in 2015. This seminar focuses on the Brazilian experience of the Zika epidemic and the lessons that can be learned. Our speakers will consider the challenges to improve scientific and political coordination to enhance the right to health during future epidemic threats; the potential and pitfalls of community-centred responses to the Zika epidemic; and the need to improve social movements’ participation in science and policy-making process before and during public health emergencies.
Further details are available at https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/autumn-2018/cghh-zika/

Information about the Global Health Histories series is available at https://www.york.ac.uk/history/global-health-histories/ where you can also find future seminar listings. For recordings of previous seminars, please visit the Centre’s YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/CGHHYork

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