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  • Date and time: Tuesday 25 September 2018, 1.30pm to 3pm
  • Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to Open to all
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

WHO Global Health Histories Seminar

In 1988 the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to eradicate polio by the year 2000, in what was meant to be "an appropriate gift...from the twentieth to the twenty-first century." The gift is now 18 years overdue, and although polio eradication is now within sight, there are risks to eradication that were not foreseen when the programme began, causing a longer than anticipated polio eradication endgame.

This seminar will explore the political, social and epidemiological reasons why polio eradication has taken so long to achieve, and lessons that could be drawn for any future eradication campaigns.  

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop