An internationally respected child health specialist,
Prof Kim Mulholland, will give a public talk on vaccine needs
in developing countries at an upcoming University of Otago
About 80 people will attend the annual Otago International
Health Research Network gathering, which is supported by the
Otago Centre for International Health.
Attendance would be the highest in the centre's five and
a-half-year history, up from about 70 last year, organisers
Prof Mulholland, an Australian who is professor of child
health and vaccinology at the London School of Hygiene and
Tropical Medicine, will speak about providing new vaccines
for the developing world and who should be responsible.
Otago centre co-director Prof Philip Hill said Prof
Mulholland had a background of ''amazing work on child
vaccine evaluation and advocacy for the past 20 years''.
Prof Mulholland's talk will be given at the Otago Museum's
Hutton Theatre at 4pm on November 7, the first day of the
two-day conference. Dr Satupaitea Viali, a cardiologist based
in Samoa, will give a public talk on rheumatic fever,
rheumatic heart disease and research in Samoa at 12.30pm on
November 8, also at the Hutton Theatre.
The health research network aims to foster collaborative
links throughout the University of Otago over international