Conflict and the Global Threat of Pandemics


Monday, September 24, 2018, 6:00pm


Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Detection and control of emerging infections in conflict zones is a major public health challenge. The breakdown of civil society often leads to the collapse of health systems and sanitation, food insecurity, poor coordination among humanitarian agencies, and the subsequent emergence of diseases that can proliferate into global pandemics. Michele Barry will discuss how Ebola, polio, yellow fever, cholera, and Lassa fever have emerged during conflict in fragile states and what has been learned from the outbreaks to better predict and control other potential epidemics.

Lecture. Free and open to the public. 

Reservations are strongly encouraged. Register here.

Free parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage

Presented in collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute, as part of OUTBREAK WEEK 2018, a University-wide effort to commemorate the 1918 influenza pandemic.