Carlos C. (Kent) Campbell, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.S.T.M.H.
Join us on Thursday May 6th, 2021 at 12:00pm for the 2021 Dalen Lecture:
MALARIA ELIMINATION IN AFRICA: It could be done, but will it?
As a result of 3 decades of program expansion and focused research and development malaria morbidity and mortality have been largely sequestered into 20 countries in central Africa. Yet it remains the leading cause of death in children under 5 years and pregnant women. Malaria could be eliminated globally. Whether this will occur in the coming decade depends on national priorities and global support.
Presented by Carlos C. (Kent) Campbell, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.S.T.M.H.
Dr. Campbell was born in East Tennessee and is the namesake of his paternal grandfather, Carlos Campbell, who was one of the founders of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and a renowned naturalist. He began his professional career with the US Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He and his family were based in El Salvador for 4 years working with the Ministry of Health on nation-wide malaria control. Following his 21 year service with CDC, he joined the faculty of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center where he led the development of the Arizona College of Public Health; and following the College’s accreditation he served as the Interim Dean of the College for 2 years. Beginning in 2003 he served as Senior Malaria Advisor for UNICEF and then as a consultant to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Infectious Diseases Program where he contributed to the development of the Foundation’s program in support of malaria elimination in Africa through directing the Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa (MACEPA).