Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Health Equity Symposium: Science and Medicine in Africa

Don't miss the upcoming Health Equity Symposium: Science and Medicine in Africa

It has been a long standing challenge to help the developing world to battle disease, and while examples of progress have been made, including the eradication of smallpox, and the near eradication of polio, developing nations are still disproportionately burdened by infectious diseases that devastate lives and livelihoods, and put a continuous drag on struggling economies.

Some nations are making progress in public health, but a new unexpected burden of chronic, non-communicable diseases has emerged with changes in lifestyle and increasing life expectancies – including diabetes, cancer and asthma. Healthcare systems in these resource-limited regions are ill-prepared to deal with the long term needs of a population trying to treat and manage these conditions.

The symposium will focus on a new, more effective approach of increasing science and technology capabilities within the developing world. By building an infrastructure of research spaces, organizational capabilities, and a highly skilled workforce of scientists and clinicians, we ensure a path toward more sustainable, locally informed creative solutions.

Health Equity Symposium: Science and Medicine in Africa
February 28, 2013

Novartis - Auditorium
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
250 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

You can attend in person or virtually. Register and get more information here.

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