Professor Stephen Lawn Memorial 2017
Speaker: Professor Robin Wood (Desmond Tutu Centre, University of Cape Town)
Title: “An epidemic uncurbed: Tuberculosis control measures in Cape Town, 1910 to 2010″
This is the first series of lecture organised in honour of the life and work of Stephen Lawn. Steve was Professor of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and an active member of the TB Centre and worked closely with the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where he was based from 2005 to 2012. He died in September 2016, and this first annual memorial lecture was held on his birthday on 13th March 2017 in London, and another memorial lecture was also delivered in Cape Town on 16th March 2017.
Steve worked tirelessly to improve the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis among people living with HIV/AIDS. He authored over 250 publications and received many awards. More details of his life and work care be found in Peter Piot’s tribute and in obituaries in The Lancet and other journals.
This lecture is linked to the Stephen Lawn Memorial Fund, which also includes a Prize for an early researcher conducting work focused on reducing the disease burden of HIV associated TB in Africa.
This event is organized jointly by the LSHTM TB Centre and the Desmond Tutu Centre at UCT, in partnership with the Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, and supported by The Lancet. Additionally, this talk is part of LSHTM’s Global Health Lecture Series.