Animals to Humans: How Culture Impacts Infectious Disease

Animals to Humans: How Culture Impacts Infectious Disease

When outbreaks of infectious diseases strike, one obvious solution is to increase health education. But lack of education is only one of many factors contributing to the issue. Join Dr. Kariuki Njenga, County Director of the Washington State University Global Health Program – Kenya, for a close look at zoonotic illnesses: diseases that can pass between animals and humans.

Dr. Njenga will discuss his work in sub-Saharan Africa investigating zoonotic diseases, and his surprising findings that suggest a region’s own culture and the occupation of its people – NOT a lack of health education – contribute most to these outbreaks. Doors are at 6:30 p.m at the Main Gate Entrance.

Cost: Free, RSVP is recommended to ensure seating

Recommended Ages: All ages

This free event is part of our Global Health and Development lecture series. Thanks to our partners, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Washington Global Health Alliance.

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July 9, 2019


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


PACCAR Theater
200 Second Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109