IH Reflections from the Field with BUSPH Alum, Christopher Lourenço TOMORROW 1/31 at 12:30 in CT305

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January 30th, 2013

IH Reflections from the Field with BUSPH Alum, Christopher Lourenço

“Combating Malaria in Namibia with the Clinton Health Access Initiatve and the Global Health Group”

Tomorrow, January 31st at 12:30 in CT305

Lunch provided!

Come learn about Christopher’s path from working on his MPH at BUSPH to leading a disease control program after a natural disaster in Namibia. For those interested in infectious disease, disaster relief, and program management, you will not want to miss this speaker!

Christopher Lourenço has been working for the Southern Africa Malaria Support Team (SAMEST), a collaboration between the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and the Global Health Group (GHG) out of the University of California, for nearly two years and is stationed in Namibia under their National Vector-borne Diseases Control Programme (NVDCP). He received his undergraduate degree, as well as his MPH from Boston University. His major work under SAMEST includes the launching of the Trans-Kunene Malaria Initiative (TKMI) with the ministries of Namibia and Angola, helping to lower Namibia’s malaria case burden by more than 70% through operational research centered on case management training, and assisting Namibia in their Global Fund RCC Phase II proposal. He was a TA for Professor Monica Onyango after receiving his MPH and has given credit to her ‘Managing Complex Humanitarian Emergencies” class for aiding him through the flood disaster facing Namibia in 2011, where he worked with local NGOs and the Ministry of Health to setup IDP camps and maintain the continuation of malaria interventions through the crisis.