Elimination of Cholera in Africa

April 01, 2020
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Brown Lounge, Brown Hall 2nd Fl., Danforth Campus

The Global Health Visiting Speaker Series brings experts from around the world to Washington University in St. Louis to speak on global health topics. Join us on April 1st for Dr. David Sack’s presentation Elimination of Cholera in Africa.

This event is free and open to everyone.


About the speaker

David Sack, MD
Professor, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Sack’s research has been focused on enteric infections and vaccine development for these infections. With regard to enteric infections, this has included laboratory detection of these agents, describing their epidemiology in developing country populations and travelers developing appropriate clinical management strategies including antibiotics and rehydration methods.

With regard to vaccines, Dr. Sack has participated in the development of vaccines for cholera, rotavirus, enterotoxigenic E coli (ETEC), and shigellosis. Currently, he leads a large project called the DOVE project (Delivering Oral Cholera Vaccine Effectively)and an NIAID supported project on the Epidemiology and Ecology of Cholera in Africa. Working in collaboration with UNICEF, WHO and other partners, these cholera projects improve our understanding of transmission and facilitate the use oral cholera vaccine as part of an integrated strategy for cholera control.

Event Sponsors: Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health, Brown School and School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis

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