Dr. Julio Frenk, Dean, Harvard School of Public Health, on "Four Great Public Health Threats — And How We Can Combat Them"
Our ability to successfully tackle the world’s most urgent health threats will play a role in defining our future. Infectious diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria pose a looming danger. Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions that we may bring on ourselves through poor personal choices or environmental pollution risk overwhelming already over-extended health systems. Poverty and humanitarian crises bring enormous suffering, along with economic loss and social instability. Dysfunctional health systems leave us without the creative solutions needed to maximize scarce resources. An eminent authority on global health, Dean Julio Frenk will explain how these trends are jeopardizing human well-being and what we must do to reverse them.
6:00 PM — Registration
6:30 PM — Lecture
7:15 PM — Reception
This complimentary event is open to Harvard Alumni and their guests.
Please note: The Harvard Club of New York requires business casual attire. No athletic shoes or denim are permitted.