Why global BCG vaccination coverage should not be compromised

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Thursday 14 July 14:00 – 15:00 – LG7 Keppel Street

Speaker: Ben Marais, University of Sydney, WHO Child TB Subgroup

Chair: Satria Arief Prabowo and Paul Fine, LSHTM

Professor Ben Marais is a paediatrician and paediatric infectious diseases specialist with an interest in global health. His work is focussed on childhood and multi drug-resistant (MDR)-tuberculosis (TB). He serves on the executive committee of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Tuberculosis Control and is a founding member of the Australasian Tuberculosis Forum. As deputy-Director of the Marie Bashir Institute he works toward creating a dynamic multi-disciplinary research community in infection, immunity and biosecurity. Professor Marais was one of three lead authors of the Lancet TB series (2010), which assessed key challenges in global TB control, highlighted the neglected burden of childhood TB and emphasised the need for more holistic and integrated approaches. The final “Call to Action” manuscript that he led, informed the WHO post 2015 global TB control targets and action plan.

Any queries email: Satria Arief Prabowo at satria.prabowo@lshtm.ac.uk