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Inaugural Lecture: ‘Malaria – Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges’

The lecture ‘Malaria – Diagnostic and therapeutic challenges’ marks Jørgen Kurtzhals appointment to professor in clinical parasitology at the Department of International Health, Immunology & Microbiology, University of Copenhagen, and the launch of the new ‘Unit of Clinical and Experimental Parasitology’ in the Centre for Medical Parasitology. The lecture is followed by a reception.

  • TIME: Friday 22 November 2013, 14:00
  • PLACE: CSS, 35.01.05, Gammeltoftsgade 15, 1355 København K
  • REGISTRATION: by e-mail to Claire Charasse (clch@sund.ku.dk) no later than November 14, 2013.

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UNFPA launch: Teenage pregnancies and child marriages

Launch of UNFPA report, panel discussion and photo exhibition

In the occasion of the llaunch of the State of World Population Report 2013,  the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) arranges a panel discussion on teenage pregnancies and child marriages followed by the opening reception of the photo exhibition “Too Young to Wed”.

  • Time: 5 November 2013, 16:00-17:30
  • Place: Chr. Hansen Auditoriet (Building 34), Øster Farimagsgade 5, Copenhagen

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The hidden casualties when the war is over

The costs of armed conflict do not include long term health effects

Displaced and mobile populations are – apart from the obvious immediate health threats during conflicts – vulnerable populations in a much longer perspective than the conflict itself, in terms of self-protection, prevention, reproductive health, violence, care, empowerment and follow-up, access to information, social capital and in access to education. After the fighting stops, a peace dividend is by no means automatic; the economic recovery very much depends on whether the country is able to implement considerable policy reform. Post-war “casualties” fly under the research and the media radars, hence they are not included in the big war account.

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The global increase in multi-resistant tuberculosis can be costly

The global increase in multi-resistant tuberculosis can be costly, also for secondarily affected health care systems as the Danish.

WHO has declared tuberculosis a global emergency and the number of multi-drug-resistant cases is increasing. This is a global problem and might be expensive for the Danish health care system if we do not place more political and financial focus on the prevention and control of tuberculosis globally.

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Who emerged first?

Who emerged first: humans or viruses?

A new research center in Paris will study emerging diseases caused by new viruses and bacteria. However, none of these viruses are new or emerging. The viruses, parasites and bacteria were here long before we were. Decision to fight a transmission of wildlife viruses, occurring on the other side of the globe from a lab in Europe shows that we have not learnt much from our mistakes.

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