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'Dare we care? How we might make child mortality a thing of the past?'
Fri 29 April 2016, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
MARKET LECTURES PROGRAMME
'Dare we care? How we might make child mortality a thing of the past?' by Dr. David Roberts
Senior Lecturer of International Relations
Every year, nearly 6 million infants die before they reach the age of 5 – the most vulnerable of our species. Doctors say proximate cause of death is mostly avoidable, so why do these epic fatalities occur? Dr. Roberts will discuss this philosophically, emotionally, politically, economically and in terms of global power structures that determine who lives and who dies. This might help us to see how easy child mortality is to fix, not by extraordinary people doing extraordinary things, but by ordinary people creating extraordinary outcomes.