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Rabies and Health Justice

Wednesday 19 April, 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm, Pavilion Rm

The second in a series of seminars exploring the themes related to Health Justice.

Rabies is a zoonotic viral disease affecting the central nervous system. Once clinical symptoms appear, rabies is 100% fatal. Louis Pasteur developed the first rabies vaccine in 1885. Yet more than 130 years later tens of thousands of people still die from rabies every year. These deaths mainly occur in Asia and Africa and 40% of victims are children under 15 years of age.

This seminar will examine the reasons why rabies still persists as a public health problem today and address whether this is a health injustice.

Dr Rakesh Chand, a veterinarian and Cambridge PhD student will share his experience of rabies in Nepal. Caroline Trotter, Professor of Global Health and Fellow of Hughes Hall will call further expert witnesses from around the world to develop an understanding of the barriers to rabies prevention and control and the path towards achieving zero human rabies deaths and health justice for affected populations.

This FREE event is open for all and aimed at anyone with an interest in health justice. Non college members welcome. To allow for networking/further discussion, a drinks reception will follow the formal part of the evening. So that we know how many to expect, please sign up using the Eventbrite link. Click here

For those locally based, please come in person, for those further afield please join by zoom. Contact Caroline Trotter (clt56) for the link.

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