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Conference media coverage

2014

New Zealand should help developing countries with animal to human diseases

Otago Daily Times, 18 November 2014

Professor John Crump, co-director of the University of Otago Centre for International Health, argues that our expertise in agriculture should be used to help developing countries with problems of zoonotic diseases - diseases that spread from animals to humans.

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A global health perspective on Ebola

Otago Daily Times, 13 November 2014

The challenge of dealing with the Ebola crisis will have flow-on effects, including drawing scarce resources away from identifying and addressing other serious diseases, stated Professor Philip Hill in his address to the OIHRN conference.

Call for integrated approach to illness

Otago Daily Times, 13 November 2014

Jakob Zinsstag-Klopfenstein, from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, urged for a greater collaboration between doctors, veterinarians and ecologists to address problems such as animal to human transfer of diseases.

Local school children make their own contribution to the conference

Dunedin TV, 12 November 2014

Channel 39 reported on the 7th annual Otago International Health Research Network conference. Unfortunately the link to view the footage is no longer active.

Conference explores integrated ‘One Health’ approach to infectious diseases

University of Otago press release, 11 November 2014

Infectious diseases and other health concerns arising at the interface between people, animals, and the environment, are the focus of the 7th annual conference of the Otago International Health Research Network (OIHRN)

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2013

Tackling poverty key to reducing rheumatic heart disease

Otago Daily Times, 9 November 2013

Dr Satupaitea Viali, a cardiologist in Samoa, advocated for a focus on reducing poverty to improve outcomes in rheumatic fever and heart disease in the Pacific region, in an address to the sixth Otago International Health Research Network Conference.

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Who is responsible for vaccines for the developing world?

Otago Daily Times, 9 November 2013

There have been sharply contrasting views on who should provide vaccines in the developing world, Prof Mulholland said in his McAuley Oration public lecture given at the conference, but research into vaccination programmes in developing countries was an essential part of best practice.

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Asia-Pacific region still faces health concerns

Otago Daily Times, 8 November 2013

Professor John Crump, co-director of the University of Otago Centre for International Health, discusses the recent global health perspective update in his opening address.

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Vaccination needs in developing countries

Otago Daily Times, 24 October 2013

Professor Kim Mulholland, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, presented a keynote address on issues related to need for vaccination in developing countries.

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2012

Concern at coming diabetes epidemic

Otago Daily Times, 10 November 2012

The size of New Zealand's growing diabetes epidemic has often been underestimated, and its high costs could prove overwhelming, unless urgent action is taken, University of Otago researcher Dr Kirsten Coppell warns.

Dr Coppell, who is a senior research fellow at the university's Edgar National Centre for Diabetes and Obesity Research, gave a paper on the prevalence of diabetes and pre-diabetes at an international health conference at the university this week.

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Economic insecurity may make us fatter

Otago Daily Times, 8 November 2012

Economic insecurity is likely to be a major factor in New Zealand's growing obesity epidemic, University of Otago economist Dr Trenton Smith believes.

Dr Smith, a senior lecturer in economics, was speaking in Dunedin yesterday at the Otago International Health Research Network's fifth annual conference.

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Water issues prevalent

Otago Daily Times, 7 November 2012

Looming major water shortages in developing countries pose a potential threat to international peace and security, as well as to human health, Prof Stephen Luby, a water and health specialist, says.

Prof Luby is deputy director for research at the Centre for Global Health Innovation, Stanford University, in the United States.

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Feature guest: Professor Stephen Luby

Radio New Zealand Nine to Noon, 12 November 2012

What are the issues around global water shortages and health that will affect everyone in the coming decades?

Professor Stephen Luby, a water and public health expert, is visiting Otago University as a keynote speaker at the Otago International Health Research Network conference.

Listen to this interview on the Radio New Zealand website

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