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The Aileen Plant Memorial Lecture

Media release

Tensions in global public health – implications for governments in implementing the International Health Regulations (2005) in the context of national sovereignty

Tuesday 21 July 2009
5.00pm – 7.00pm
BankWest Theatre, Building 200
Curtin University of Technology
Kent Street, Bentley

Tensions in global public health will come under the spotlight at the Aileen Plant Memorial Lecture on Tuesday 21 July 2009 from 5.00pm at Curtin University of Technology’s Bentley Campus.

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) former Executive Director of the Director-General’s Office Dr Bill Kean will present on Tensions in global public health – implications for governments in implementing the International Health Regulations (2005) in the context of national sovereignty.

He will discuss the International Health Regulations (IHR) and outline some of the tensions faced by governments in implementing the IHR, such as the greater good versus what could be the best for each nation.

The Aileen Plant Memorial Lecture honours the late Aileen Plant who was Professor of International Health and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre for Emerging Infectious Disease at Curtin.

During the SARS epidemic, Professor Plant was invited by WHO to lead its investigation in Vietnam. In 2003, the Vietnamese Government awarded her the National Medal of Honour.

Members of the public who want to attend the lecture should RSVP their attendance to events@curtin.edu.au or 08 9266 2563 by Friday 17 July 2009.

Parking will be available in Carpark P3 – enter via Kent Street and follow the signs. For a Curtin map visit http://properties.curtin.edu.au/maps/