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Managing the Risk of Pandemic Influenza Amidst Weak Government Institutions

Seminar

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Date and Time

January 10, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Availability

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Open to Stanford faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars.

RSVP required by 5PM January 09.

Location

CISAC Central Conf 2nd FLREncina Hall Central, 2nd floor 616 Serra St. Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305
Abstract:
 
Bangladesh is one of the highest risk settings for emergence of new strains of influenza. Some of these strains could infect humans and spread globally causing widespread human mortality. The government of Bangladesh has made genuine efforts to reduce this risk, but these efforts are constrained by the limited capacity of government institutions to affect the situations and behaviors that generate this ongoing risk.
 
Speaker Bio:

Dr. Luby comes to us from the International Center for Diarrheal Diseases and Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B) after serving as the research director there for the past eight years in a shared position with CDC.  Prior to this position, he taught at the Aga Khan University in Pakistan. He will be leading our research efforts within CIGH and we are looking forward to his start in September 2012.

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