San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Human history has been shaped, and continues to be shaped, by infectious diseases and pandemics. This presentation will draw on research about factors that affected pandemic influenza mortality in the NZ armed forces and in isolated Pacific Islands. It will then review lessons from more modern epidemics, including polio, HIV/AIDS, SARS, and Ebola. The 1918 influenza pandemic killed more people than the entire First World War. How will we commemorate this anniversary in three years’ time? This lecture will make a plea for us to build on these lessons of history so we are better prepared for the inevitable epidemics and pandemics of the future.
Chair: Professor John Oxford, Queen Mary University of LondonRespondent: Dr John McCauley, Director, WHO Influenza Centre, National Institute for Medical Research, London
Q&A Panel: Dr Jennifer Summers, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, King’s College London
When & Where
NZ-UK Link Foundation
The NZ-UK Link Foundation was set up originally as the Waitangi Foundation in 1990 after the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Under our Trust Deed, the Foundation exists to enhance links between New Zealand and the United Kingdom, through establishing and maintaining a series of business and educational exchanges to individuals to visit the other’s country.