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Feb 21 • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Seminar on Research, Leadership, and Innovation 2019: Neglected No More, Fighting The Scourge of Visceral Leishmaniasis
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Why haven’t you heard of visceral leishmaniasis, which infects 300,000 people annually, causing 20,000 deaths and disfigures and impoverishes tens of thousands more? Because it is a neglected tropical disease, a seemingly distant threat to the power centers of global drug discovery and philanthropy. Richard Wamai, co-founder of the Integrated Initiative for Global Health at Northeastern, aims to change that. Professor Wamai will speak about this ongoing research on leishmaniasis, and the need for an interdisciplinary, integrative approach to pressing problems in global health.