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A Journey to the Tropics

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22 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30-9.30pm
Oh Me Oh My, West Africa House, 25 Water Street,
Liverpool L2 0RG
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Join us on our Journey to the Tropics, with researchers from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the University of Liverpool. The trailblazers from our institutes will take you on a journey and through history and hip-hop will demonstrate how they are working to end the scourge of Tuberculosis, how nurse midwives tackle the many challenges they face, and how a carefully designed house can protect you from malaria.
Pint of Science on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 at Oh Me Oh My presents - A Journey to the Tropics!

Beyond pills and tests: Addressing poverty to end tuberculosis

Dr Tom Wingfield (Consultant Physician and NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Infectious Diseases, University of Liverpool, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and Karolinksa Institutet (Sweden))
@IMPALA_NIHR
Tuberculosis (TB), the archetypal disease of poverty, kills 1.3 million people per year. This lecture explores evidence for social and economic (socioeconomic) interventions to end TB, from 19th-century Europe to 21st-century Peru. It will be of interest to anyone who loves history (or hip-hop!) and wants to think about the broader impact that poverty has on communities’ health and wellbeing.
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The enablers and challenges to providing maternity care in low-resource settings

Ms Terry Kana (Senior Research Associate, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)
@CMNHLSTM
Being a health worker can be highly pressurised, especially in busy maternity units. We can have good days and bad days at work. My talk will explore research carried out in Bangladesh and Malawi, which used diaries to understand some of the challenges and enablers nurse midwives experience during their shift. Many of the findings can be applied to all health workers, but in this talk you'll discover how working in areas with limited resources can exacerbate the situation and often cause moral distress.
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Border control: Housing, mosquitoes and malaria

Ms Joanna Furnival-Adams (Research Assistant, Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)
@JFurnivalAdams
The mosquito is responsible for many thousands of deaths per year, many due to the transmission of the malaria parasite. We will explore the different ways homes can be modified to prevent mosquito entry and the transmission of malaria. In the early 1900s, house screening was a common method of malaria prevention, however nowadays it is rarely considered as it is thought of as too expensive and difficult to implement. I argue these simple methods should not be overlooked and will discuss the evidence for the implementation of these interventions in various settings.
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