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Global Health Histories Seminar 132: Infectious Diseases: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives

Wednesday 11 September 2019, 10.00AM to 12:00

Speaker(s): Professor Yeh Hui-Yuan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Professor May Lwin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), & Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya (University of York, UK)

Global Health Histories Seminar 132 Poster (PDF , 845kb)

For centuries, infectious diseases have impacted enormously on populations around the world. Although the incidence of many lessened in the more recent past, the cases of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases means that the history of efforts to control them continues to be relevant today.

This seminar draws together interdisciplinary perspectives and a number of case studies on this issue. It will focus on historical examples of new infectious diseases contracted through migration, and how infectious disease control priorities remained high on the WHO agenda, but that more inclusive understandings of countering the impact of infectious diseases ensured a complex mosaic of implementation activities on the ground.


Location: HSS Conference Room / HSS-05-57, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore