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About this Event
Public health in action: Pandemic response to Covid-19
Dr Andrew Lee
Infectious diseases are an age-old threat to human populations with the power to disrupt societies and cause considerable death and disability. With a focus on the current COVID19 pandemic, we will look at the public health approaches to tackling outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics. We will reflect on some of the emerging lessons learned, explore both the short- and longer-term impacts of this pandemic for the UK, and consider how the pandemic is likely to unfold in the coming years.
Andrew is a Reader of Global Public Health in ScHARR. Following paediatric and tropical medicine training, he worked overseas running primary health care and tuberculosis control programmes in Afghanistan, as well as in disaster response (e.g. Asian tsunami disaster, 2009 post-cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan). He is dual trained in general practice and public health in the UK, and previously worked for many years with Public Health England as a consultant in communicable disease control. He is currently a director of primary care and population health, and has been heavily involved in the health sector response to COVID19.
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