“Failure to Collide: Ebola and Modern Medicine”: Kapuscinski Development Lecture on April 20th with Dr Paul Farmer

We are delighted to announce that King’s College London is privileged to be hosting a UNDP Kapuscinski Development Lecture given by the world-renowned medical doctor and anthropologist Paul Farmer (Partners in Health & Harvard Medical School) on April 20th 2015.

Dr. Farmer and his colleagues in the U.S. and abroad have pioneered novel, community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings in different parts of the world. They have been addressing HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and most recently, Ebola.

Date:           20th April 2015

Venue:      King’s College London, Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre, London WC2R 2LS

Time: 18:00-19.30

Drinks Reception follows

Dr. Farmer has also written extensively on health and human rights, about the role of social inequalities in the distribution and outcome of infectious diseases, and about global health.

The “Kapuscinski Development Lectures” are named after Ryszard Kapuscinski, an acclaimed Polish journalist and writer who covered developing countries.

In the European Year of Development, the lecture series offers a remarkable opportunity to learn and discuss development issues such as climate change, human rights, aid effectiveness, Europe-Africa relations, Millennium Development Goals among others. The high-level events contribute to the debate and formulation of the European development policy.

The lecture will be livestreamed at: http://kapuscinskilectures.eu/

 To confirm your participation, please email paola.bello@kcl.ac.uk

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