SARS and Asia: Public Health, Political, Social, and Economic Implications
Hundreds have died. Thousands are hospitalized. Thousands more are under some form of quarantine. The SARS outbreak has focused attention on the relative strength of public health systems and government responsiveness and openness. As it frightens millions, the disease has ravaged Asian economies. Join us on May 29 for an in-depth look at the disease and its short and long term impact on Asia.
Thursday, May 29, 2003
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
1209B Bunche Hall (first floor)
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health
Director of the UCLA/AIDS International Training and Research Program with projects throughout East and Southeast Asia
Medical Epidemiologist, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Visiting Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health
Formerly World Health Organization representative to India and Indonesia
Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health
Formerly a "barefoot doctor" in rural South China
In addition, area specialists just returning from East and Southeast Asia will discuss governmental responses, public opinion, changing social practices, and the economic fallout from the outbreak.
Biographies of the speakers, recommended web resources, and additional materials on SARS will soon be available at the Asia Institute website.
Organized by the UCLA Asia Institute and co-sponsored by the Centers for Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies and the Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health.
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