conference announcement

p.prociv at MAILBOX.UQ.OZ.AU p.prociv at MAILBOX.UQ.OZ.AU
Tue Dec 3 19:26:54 EST 1996


AUSTRALIAN TROPICAL HEALTH & NUTRITION CONFERENCE

17 - 19 JULY 1997

"International health: opportunities and threats, costs and benefits"

VENUE: Carlton Crest Hotel, Brisbane, Australia.

MAIN THEMES of the conference will be indigenous health issues; economics
and health financing; travel and health; emerging and re-emerging
diseases; and participatory action research. There will also be special
interest group sessions covering a wide range of topics.

SUMMARY: As the 20th century comes to a close, it is timely to reflect on
international health and development. New technologies (eg diagnostic
tests), new approaches to disease control (eg community participation or
participatory action research) and recent research (eg vaccine
development) provide opportunities for improving health and development in
the next decades. However, new diseases (eg ebola), re-emerging diseases
(eg tuberculosis, diphtheria), old unconquered diseases (eg malaria,
dengue), diseases related to urbanisation and poorly planned development
and tourism, and inequitable allocation of resources, threaten many
people's health. The conference will review these issues as well as the
costs and benefits of present and new programmes for health and
development. 

ENQUIRIES: Wendy Gardiner
phone: 61 7 3365 5408; fax: 61 7 3365 5599;
email: W.Gardiner at mailbox.uq.edu.au; 
internet: http://www.acithn.uq.edu.au/conf
Regards

PP

Paul Prociv, Assoc Prof, Dept Parasitology, and Deputy Dean, Faculty of
Medicine, The University of Qld, QLD 4072, AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61 7 336 53306 (home: +61 7 387 00067); Fax: +61 7 336 51588 

"The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is
comprehensible". Albert Einstein

 




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