On 1 February 2016, the Director-General of WHO declared the cluster of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders associated with Zika a health emergency. In response to the global Zika outbreak, WHO/PAHO and its other partners set up the Zika Strategic Response Plan in July 2016 which aimed to support governments and communities in the management of the Zika virus through detection, prevention, provision of care and support, and research.
In this mini-lecture, Professor Heymann will be sharing about WHO’s response to the global Zika outbreak, bringing his experience and key public health perspective to the matter. Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/globalzika.
ABOUT PROFESSOR DAVID L.HEYMANN
Professor David L. Heymann was previously the World Health Organization’s Assistant Director-General for Health Security and Environment. He currently serves as the Chairman of the board of Public Health England, and is the Head and Senior Fellow of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London. In 2010, he joined the faculty at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology.