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"Aedes aegypti": Old and New Sanitary Emergencies, Global Health Histories Seminar 100

Friday 2 December 2016, 10.00AM

Speaker(s): Dr José Moya (OPAS, Venezuela); Dr Monica Garcia (Universidad del Rosario, Colombia); Dr Marcos Cueto (COC, Fiocruz).

*Please note the time differences* This event begins at 10.00am in Brazil. 

10.00am - Welcome talks and introductions, with

Dr Paulo Gadelha (President of Fiocruz, Brazil)
Dr Magali Romero de Sà (COC, Fiocruz)
Dr Marcos Cueto (COC, Fiocruz)

10.30am - WHO GHH Seminar 100, "Aedes aegypti": old and new sanitary emergencies, with
Dr José Moya (OPAS, Venezuela)
Dr Monica Garcia (Universidad del Rosario, Colombia)
Dr Marcos Cueto (COC, Fiocruz).

For over a century --and with intensity in recent years-- epidemic diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, such as yellow fever, Dengue and Zika, have been dramatic and recurrent events in Brazil and much of Latin America. These diseases have revealed the shortcomings of sanitary infrastructures, informed sound public health responses and stimulated innovative medical research. In order to understand the complexity of mosquito control it is necessary to contrast past and contemporary processes, achievements and challenges. 

In this seminar we will hear from three experts on sanitation and health. Dr José Moya is an epidemiologist who has been working with PAHO/Argentina on documenting and understanding the unprecedented effect of the Zika epidemic in Brazil. In particular he has worked on the relationship between the region’s temperature, humidity, and rainfall, and water storage conditions. Dr Monica Garcia has written extensively on the history of institutions and organisations responsible for producing medical knowledge. Her insight will reflect upon policy and planning efforts. Dr Marcos Cueto has written multiple celebrated histories of the WHO, and PAHO in particular, with interests in the history of Global Health more widely. He has also worked on the concept and impact of ‘epidemics’ as a health phenomenon. Dr Paulo Gadelha is the elected president of Brazil’s top health research agency, Fiocruz. He has recently been active in shaping public health advice on Zika in South America. 

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This event will be held in Spanish, with live stream translations for English speakers. 

The poster for this event is now available: ‌

Location: Tenda da Ciência, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro.

Admission: Broadcast live over the internet, via webinar.