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KARACHI: Esteemed American scientist and global health advocate Dr Peter Hotez will share his insights with Pakistani audiences as part of the US Mission Pakistan's Covid speakers series. In collaboration with Dow University of Health Sciences, all are welcome to attend Dr Hotez's webinar "Preventing the Next Pandemic: A Discussion on Poverty, Social Determinants, and Neglected Tropical Disease" on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Dr Hotez is the Dean of the School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, the co-director of the Texas Children's Hospital for Vaccine Development, and a Baker Institute fellow in disease and poverty.

An internationally recognized physician-scientist in the fields of global health, vaccinology, and neglected tropical disease control, he has spoken on the impact of COVID-19 extensively. Hotez is also the author of the acclaimed book, "Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases," and previously was the president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

The Covid Speaker's Series was launched in July to support Pakistani efforts to engage and inform the public about the spread and impact of COVID-19. At least once a month, the U.S. Mission to Pakistan will partner with local universities and organizations to host webinars to help Pakistanis understand, adapt, and succeed during the pandemic.

In July, more than 100 attendees including students and medical professionals attended the inaugural webinar on effective public health communication, especially with regards to behaviour change, timely dissemination, and threat alert by global public health educator and advocate Dan Rutz.

To stay informed and sign up for the Covid speaker's series, please follow: https://www.facebook.com/karachi.usconsulate/.-PR

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