Discussion on the Challenge of Researching and Implementing Affordable
Treatments for the World's Major Infectious Diseases
NEW YORK, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ --
WHAT: The upcoming episode of the Charlie Rose Science Series will
discuss the fundamental problems of health in the developing world
-- ranging from the AIDS crisis to malaria, tuberculosis, cholera,
dengue fever and other neglected diseases.
A group of experts will explore the challenge of researching and
implementing affordable treatments, as well as the physical,
political and psychological obstacles that poverty presents in
getting these therapies to the people who need them.
WHO: Guests will include:
-- Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of
Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine at George
-- Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, Director of The Earth Institute and
Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University
-- Tonya Villafana, PhD, MPH, Director, Portfolio Management System
at the Malaria Vaccine Initiative
-- Ann M. Veneman, Executive Director of UNICEF
WHEN: Begins Airing on October 29, 2007 on PBS stations. Check your
local PBS listings for show times.
The Charlie Rose Science Series sponsored by Pfizer Inc is an exploration of modern advances in scientific research, their contribution to our understanding of the world around us, and how science breakthroughs can be applied to improving human health.
Charlie Rose is joined in this effort by his co-host, Sir Paul Nurse, PhD, Nobel Laureate and President of Rockefeller University.
As a world leader in research and development, Pfizer is committed to increasing public understanding of science and science education. For more information about The Charlie Rose Science Series or to watch clips from past episodes, please visit http://www.charlierose.com.
CONTACT: Rexy Legaspi (646) 213-7245
|SOURCE Pfizer Inc|
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