Organized by Pitt Law with partners from across the University, this workshop brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars to examine global health inequities in the distribution of infectious diseases. While highly infectious diseases make up five of the top ten leading causes of death in low-income countries, they constitute only one of the top ten causes of death in high-income countries.
Featured speakers include Nahid Bhadelia of the Special Pathogens Unit, Boston University School of Medicine on "How we can leverage the Global Health Security Agenda to combat all neglected infectious diseases" and Scott Burris of Temple University Law School on "A Strategic Approach to Spreading Healthy Law." These keynote speakers will be joined by numerous experts, including Tina Batra Hershey, Moses Bility, Donald Burke, Ernesto Marques, and Wilbert Van Panhuis of Pitt Public Health.
Co-sponsored by the University Center for International Studies, the Year of Pitt Global, Pitt Law, Pitt Medicine, Pitt Public Health, the Center for Global Health. the Center for Bioethics and Health Law, African Studies Program, Global Studies Center, and the Ford Institute for Human Security.
Friday, April 12 at 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.