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Symposium on global malaria epidemic, Nov. 27

symposium on "The Global Malaria Epidemic: New Peril, New Promise" will take place at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 in Wallace Hall 300.

Malaria is a tropical parasitic disease that exacts a vast toll in lives, medical costs and labor loss. The World Health Organization estimates that there are 300-500 million clinical cases of malaria in adults and children around the world each year.

Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman will present the symposium's opening remarks. Burton Singer, the Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School , will speak on "Integrated Malaria Control Programs: Past and Future."

Dyann Wirth, professor of tropical and public health and director of the malaria initiative at the Harvard School of Public Health , will then present comments on "Malaria: New Peril, New Promise."

This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School's Center for Health and Wellbeing and the Harvard Malaria Initiative . An informal reception will follow.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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