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Public lecture: Malaria captures the headlines in 2017

Level 3, Auditorium, Merensky Library, Hatfield Campus
9:00 to 10:00
Prof Tiaan de Jager, Director of the University of Pretoria Institute for Sustainable Malaria Control (UP ISMC), cordially invites you to a public presentation by Prof Lucille Blumberg from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD).

Title: 'Malaria captures the headlines in 2017'

Prof Blumberg trained at the University of the Witwatersrand and was working in paediatrics and critical care at Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg when she discovered and became intrigued by the world of microbes, tropical diseases and zoonoses. She subsequently worked at the Tropical Diseases Hospital in Johannesburg, where she treated patients with various tropical diseases. She qualified as a microbiologist and later joined the newly established National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD). She is currently the Deputy Director of the NICD and heads the Public Health Surveillance and Response Division. Her special interests are tropical diseases, travel medicine, malaria, the viral haemorrhagic fevers and rabies.

Date: Monday, 24 April 2017
Time: 09:00 to 10:00
Venue: Level 3, Auditorium, Merensky Library, Hatfield Campus
Enquiries: Dr Taneshka Kruger ([email protected]) or Ms Takalani Makhanthisa ([email protected])
RSVP: Seating is limited (only 80 seats are available). Please RSVP by clicking on the link #EndMalaria for Good (WMD 2017).


Please remember that you will have to present your staff or student card to gain access to the Hatfield Campus.

Contact: Dr Taneshka Kruger ([email protected]) / Takalani Makhanthisa ([email protected])