Hewitt award and lecture: Shrinking the malaria map - the long journey to eradication, 1900-2040


Thursday 15 September 2016


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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The prestigious Hewitt award, given once every three years, will this year be awarded to Sir Richard Feachem, KBE, CBE, BSc, PhD, DSc(Med), FREng, HonFFPHM, HonDEng, Director of the Global Health Group at UCSF Global Health Sciences and Professor of Global Health at the University of California.  Sir Richard will also deliver the Hewitt lecture titled 'Shrinking the Malaria Map: The Long Journey to Eradication, 1900-2040'.  

The overall strategy for eventual malaria eradication falls naturally into three parts. First, aggressive control in the heartland to minimize childhood deaths from malaria. Second, progressive elimination from the endemic margins inwards. Third, research to bring forward new tools to control and eliminate malaria. 

Sir Richard's presentation will focus on the second part of this three-part strategy. He will discuss the steady progress in shrinking the malaria map from 1900 to the present day, and describe new efforts to achieve further shrinking between now and 2040, and to eventual eradication. Sir Richard will also make reference to the geopolitical and military dimensions of malaria control and elimination.


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6.30 pm

Hewitt lecture: Shrinking the malaria map - the long journey to eradication, 1900-2040

Sir Richard Feachem

7.30 pm

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