Outreach, philanthropy and the quest for equity in global health

Free Public Lecture

Outreach, philanthropy and the quest for equity in global health

The Oratory
Newman College


887 Swanston Street, Parkville

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Sir Gustav Nossal will discuss progress in global health and the major role philanthropy and public-private partnerships, such as the GAVI Alliance and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, have in the treatment and prevention of disease in developing countries.

This lecture will cover the highlights of these and other programmes, with special reference to the role of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It will also traverse a changing landscape in which the burden of communicable diseases is gradually receding and the threat of diseases of affluence such as hypertension, obesity and diabetes is emerging.

Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE, arrived in Australia with his family from pre-war Vienna as a child refugee. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney in 1955 and gained a PhD in 1960. He was knighted in 1977 and was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1989 for his services to medicine, science and the community. Sir Gus has been awarded the Albert Einstein World Medal of Science (1990), been named an Australian Living National Treasure (1997), and Australian of the Year (2000). He has been active in global health and health promotion, engineering and innovation and Aboriginal reconciliation.

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