What should we fear more in the Netherlands: a terrorist attack or a new infectious disease outbreak? According to insect expert Bart Knols we should fear an outbreak. On the fourth edition of the Global Health Café, which Wemos co-hosts, medical experts and health policy experts will discuss prevention and management of epidemics.
Disease outbreaks like those of the Zika virus and Ebola of the past years have been cause of concern worldwide, including in the Netherlands. Global health discussions have therefore not only focused on public health, medical or policy issues, but also on security issues.
At the next edition of the Global Health Café series, experts such as Prof. Marion Koopmans (virology at Erasmus MC), Bart Knols (entomologist), Alphonse Muambi (writer, lobbyist) and Mit Philips (health policy, Médecins Sans Frontières) will discuss what it means to effectively react to global epidemics in this day and age, and what these cases have to do with health systems. For example, why was the Ebola outbreak managed quickly in Nigeria, but not in Congo? And what are the implications of the decreasing vaccination rate among the Dutch population for disease outbreaks in the Netherlands?
You are welcome to join the discussion. Registration is possible via this link.
Date: November 12th 2018
Time: 19:00 – 21:30
Location: KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Mauritskade 63, 1092 AD Amsterdam