Uppsala Health Summit

Dr. Peter Daszak, Director of EcoHealth Alliance confirmed keynote speaker at Uppsala Health Summit in October 2017

2017-03-17

TACKLING INFECTIOUS DISEASE THREATS 9 – 11 OCTOBER

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Daszak, Director of EcoHealth Alliance, has confirmed his attendance as keynote speaker at Uppsala Health Summit 10 – 11 October 2017.

Dr. Daszak’s research has been instrumental in identifying and predicting the impact of emerging diseases across the globe. His achievements include the identification of the bat origin of SARS, the underlying drivers of Nipah and Hendra virus emergence and the production of the first ever global emerging disease ‘hotspots’ map.

Professor Daszak's broad understanding of the complex system of drivers of the infectious disease threats will provide a solid background to the ensuing workshop discussions.

MERS-CoV, SARS, Avian influenza, Ebola, Zika and many more… When it comes to infectious diseases, the world is going from crisis to crisis. Humans upsetting delicate eco-systems, urbanization, intensified animal production, travel and climate change are some of the drivers. A One Health approach, recognizant of the close link between human, animal and environmental health, is called for by many.

We are therefore very happy to announce that Dr. Peter Daszak, Director of EcoHealth Alliance, has confirmed his attendance as keynote speaker at Uppsala Health Summit 10 – 11 October 2017.

Dr. Daszak’s broad understanding of the complex system of drivers behind the threats from infectious disease has received global acclamation. He has been instrumental in the identification of origin and underlying drivers of a number of infectious diseases such as SARS and the Hendra Virus, and in revealing and predicting the impacts of emerging diseases on wildlife, livestock, and human populations.

Prior to his current position within EcoHealth Alliance, he assumed the role as Executive Director of EcoHealth Alliance’s Consortium for Conservation Medicine, the first formal inter-institutional partnership to link conservation and disease ecology.

The EcoHealth Alliance is today a leading global organization that conducts research and outreach programs on global health, conservation and international development.