Zoonotic Diseases: Wildlife Trade, Ecosystems Disruption, and the Spread of Epidemics23 April 2020
This webinar explores threats posed by human-wildlife interactions and how environmental disruption is heightening our risk of pandemics like the one we’re currently facing. How can we be more aware of the source of these diseases? How can we work to prevent such outbreaks from occurring in the future?
Guest speaker Maarten Hoek is a senior public health manager and Non-Executive Director of Madaktari Africa, a non-profit organization working to educate and train health care workers in Sub-Saharan Africa. A doctor in veterinary medicine, epidemiologist, risk analyst, and medical consultant in public health, Maarten has worked on health strengthening projects in Africa for eight years and is currently carrying out research on coronaviruses.