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Science in the City: Animals to Humans: How Culture Impacts Infectious Disease
July 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science in the City presents Animals to humans: how culture impacts infectious disease as part of its Global Health and Development lecture series.
When outbreaks of infectious diseases strike, one obvious solution is to increase health education. But lack of education is only one of many factors contributing to the issue. On July 9, join Dr. Kariuki Njenga, County Director of the Washington State University Global Health Program – Kenya, for a close look at zoonotic illnesses: diseases that can pass between animals and humans. Dr. Njenga will discuss his work in sub-Sharan Africa investigating zoonotic diseases, and his surprising findings that suggest a region’s own culture and the occupation of its people – NOT a lack of health education – contribute most to these outbreaks.
On the second Tuesday of every month, the Global Health and Development lecture features a presentation by a scientist or researcher who is working on scalable solutions to address global health problems. All Global Health and Development lectures are free and have drinks available for purchase. Pacific Science Center’s key partners in the series are the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Washington Global Health Alliance.