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2017 Otago Global Health Institute Conference

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

2017 Otago Global Health Institute Conference is being held in Dunedin, New Zealand 15-16 November at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The conference includes the McAuley Oration, an open lecture, and will run back -to-back with the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases NZ Annual Meeting.

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Climate change and extreme weather driving migration

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

For the first time, a University of Otago researcher has shown that not only are the effects of climate change influencing people’s decision to migrate, it is actually a more important driver than income and political freedom at the origin country.

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Otago finding new ways to beat an old and enduring enemy - TB

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Monday, 31 July 2017

An innovative approach in drug discovery in combating one of the world’s greatest health scourges – tuberculosis (TB) – is being pioneered by an international research group that has Otago microbiologists as key leading members.

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Pneumonia vaccine found to have major impact

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Thursday, 8 June 2017

A leading international health researcher at the University of Otago is part of a team that has gained new insights into how much children in Africa can benefit from a vaccine against pneumonia.

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World authority on rabies to deliver public lecture

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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Professor Sarah Cleaveland, an international expert on rabies, will discuss prospects for the global elimination of the disease during the 2016 McKinlay Oration that bridges the ninth Otago Global Health Institute conference and the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases New Zealand annual scientific meeting.

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New map of world vegetation reveals substantial changes since 1980s

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Monday, 15 August 2016

A University of Otago botany researcher and colleagues have developed a new system to map the world’s “biomes”— large-scale vegetation formations — that will provide an objective method for monitoring how vegetation reacts as climate changes.

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NZ contributes to global report on Indigenous and tribal peoples

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Thursday, 21 April 2016

A world-first study into the health and wellbeing of more than 154 million Indigenous and tribal peoples globally was launched today simultaneously in Melbourne and London, by Australia’s Lowitja Institute and the Lancet journal.

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Three universities unite for Pacific research

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Research into the challenges and opportunities facing the Pacific Islands and their communities will flourish thanks to the uniting of resources and expertise of three New Zealand universities.

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Promising advances in prevention of rheumatic fever

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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Leading health researchers and practitioners are meeting today to work towards preventing and controlling  rheumatic fever across New Zealand and Australia. The experts are gathering at a one-day seminar at the 20th Public Health Summer School run by the University of Otago, Wellington.

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