Can the war on tobacco be won?

in the series Global Health Lab Discussions

Date: Tuesday 27 May 2014
Time: 5:15 pm 6:45 pm
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Discussion


Martin McKee, ECOHOST, LSHTM and Richard Horton, The Lancet


  • David Heymann, Public Health England & LSHTM
  • Chloe Sellwood, NHS England & University of Nottingham
  • Jimmy Whitworth, Wellcome Trust

Although there has been a shift away from infectious diseases in the global burden of disease, the threat of infectious disease to population health has not disappeared. With urbanization, pandemic influenza has been highlighted as a serious threat to global health and security.  Social change has also seen the resurgence of vaccine preventable and other diseases which were previously under control.  Moreover, health system weaknesses have allowed many infectious diseases to develop resistance to front-line treatments rendering routinely used antibiotic drugs ineffective. In this Global Health Lab we shall be exploring these issues and more in examining the evolving threat infectious diseases poses to global health. How worried should we be? Come and join the debate to find out!

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The Lancet and the European Centre on the Health of Societies in Transition (ECOHOST) on behalf of LSHTM have teamed up to present Global Health Lab, a series of focussed discussions on key global health challenges facing the international community today.  Global Health Lab aims to provide a forum for lively debate and to exchange ideas that will push forward both research and policy agendas.

Admission: Free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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