The Epidemiological Transition - save the date!

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Friday, 11 December 2015

At a time when the centre of gravity for research in global health is shifting towards research driven from Lower and Middle Income Countries, The African Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene are  excited to announce a joint scientific meeting in Nairobi on 07-08 July 2016. This two-day meeting  will provide a showcase for researchers from a wide range of disciplines  to present latest developments around the theme of  'the epidemiological transition'. Featuring keynotes from research leaders across the African continent, the meeting will cover both communicable and non communicable diseases, drawing on basic, clinical and health systems research.

Confirmed speakers and presentations include:

  • No health without mental health, Dr Dixon Chibanda, University of Zimbabwe
  • Life without worm infections - climate change?, Professor Alison Elliott, MRC / UVRI Uganda
  • Leveraging advances in health informatics to support clinical research and improve services, Professor Mike English, KEMRI, Kenya
  • Emerging viruses in Africa in a context of health transition, Dr Amadou Sall, Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Senegal


More information to follow in February 2016, including registration details and abstract submission.

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