Global Health Series

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.
  • 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.