Lectures curated around the issues and challenges of global health, and that examine the diseases that kill more people each year than conflict alone.
One billion people lack access to health care systems.
Around 11 million children under the age of 5 die from malnutrition and mostly preventable diseases, each year.
In 2002, almost 11 million people died of infectious diseases alone, far more than the number killed in the natural or man-made catastrophes that make headlines.
UNAIDS estimates for 2007 that there are roughly 32.8 million living with HIV, 2.5 million new infections of HIV, 2 million deaths from AIDS.
There are 8.8 million new cases of Tuberculosis (TB) and 1.75 million deaths from TB, each year.
1.6 million people still die from pneumococcal diseases every year, making it the number one vaccine-preventable cause of death worldwide. More than half of the victims are children.
Malaria causes more than 300 million acute illnesses and at least 1 million deaths, annually.
More than half a million people, mostly children, died from measles in 2003 even though effective immunization costs just 0.30 US dollars per person, and has been available for over 40 years.