Presented by: Dr Jonathan D. Quick, Harvard Medical School instructor in Medicine

Dr. Jonathan D. Quick (Management Sciences for Health senior fellow emeritus, Harvard Medical School instructor in medicine, and former World Health Organization director of essential medicines) will provide an overview of his new book, The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop It, focusing primarily on the questions:

  • Are we hurdling into a century of devastating regional epidemics and global pandemics?

  • What have the last 100 years taught us about the science, economics, and politics of fighting epidemics?

  • How can we overcome collective complacency to making the world safer from growing epidemic disease threats?

    In The End of Epidemics, Dr. Quick tells the stories of the heroes, past and present, who’ve succeeded in their fights to stop the spread of illness and death. And he provides a detailed seven-part plan showing exactly how world leaders, health professionals, the business community, media, and ordinary citizens can work together to prevent epidemics, saving millions of lives and livelihoods.

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