Press Invitation: Pandemic Preparedness Lecture in Berlin
Leading global health experts will assess the state of pandemic preparedness in the first of a new lecture series by Charité Global Health and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 19:00 – 21:00. Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin.
What have we learned from past outbreaks, and how can we get ready for new global epidemics on the horizon? Leading global health experts will assess the state of pandemic preparedness at the first installment of the LSHTM-Charité Global Health Lecture Series in Berlin.
Pandemic preparedness: Ebola and beyond
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
19:00 – 21:00 (Doors open at 18:30)
Dinosauriersaal (Dinosaur Hall)
Museum für Naturkunde
Invalidenstr 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Prof. Heyo Kroemer, CEO of Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Introduction)
Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director of World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa
Prof. Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Prof. Christian Drosten, Scientific Director of Charité Global Health
Esther Yei-Mokuwa, Researcher, Njala University and Wageningen University
The event will be held in English and is fully open to the press. Please register in advance:
Press Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
The LSHTM-Charité Global Health Lecture Series is part of a cooperation established in 2018 at the World Health Summit. It brings together leading scientists from the UK, Germany, and further afield to present cutting-edge research on pressing global health issues and to discuss the implications of their work for policy and practice.
The series will continue throughout the year, covering some of the most pressing topics in global health:
February 12: Pandemic Preparedness
April 1: Antimicrobial Resistance
May 13: Improving Health Systems
June 17: Digital Health (Date TBC)
October 28: Tuberculosis
November 17: Maternal and Child Health
The LSHTM-Charité Global Health Lecture Series is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Two events, the February 12 event on pandemic preparedness and the event on antimicrobial resistance, are also supported by the Wellcome Trust.
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Charité Global Health
Charité Global Health is a coordination, communications, and service hub for global health at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. It is the Charité contact point for global health-related affairs for scientists and policymakers, as well as representatives of the private sector and civil society. The center also supports Charité researchers and students by facilitating the exchange of ideas and supporting funding acquisition, project implementation, and communication.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
LSHTM is a world-leading center for research, postgraduate studies and continuing education in public and global health. LSHTM has a strong international presence with 3,000 staff and 4,000 students working in the UK and countries around the world, and an annual research income of more than £200 million. LSHTM is one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK, is partnered with two MRC Units in The Gambia and Uganda, and was named University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2016. LSHTM’s mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education, and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.