Please join us for the 2021 James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, distinguished lecture for health policy "Malaria Elimination in Africa: It Could Be Done, But Will It?"
Dr. Campbell will discuss the work in Africa to eliminate malaria and how as a result of three decades of program expansion and focused research and development, malaria morbidity and mortality have been largely sequestered in 20 countries in central Africa.
Malria remains the leading cause of death in children under 5 years of age and pregnant women in Africa. Malaria could be eliminated globally, whether this will occur in the coming decade depends on national priorities and global support.
Carlos C. (Kent) Campbell MD, MPH, FASTMH, was born in Tennessee and is the namesake of his grandfather, Carlos Campbell, one of the founders of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and a renowned naturalist. Dr. Campbell began his career with the United States Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He worked in El Salvador for four years with the Ministry of Health on national malaria control. Following his 21 year service with CDC, he joined the faculty of the University of Arizona Health Sciences where he led development of the Arizona College of Public Health. With the college’s accreditation he served as the interim dean for two years. In 2003 he served as senior malaria advisor for UNICEF, and as a consultant to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Infectious Diseases Program where he directed the foundation’s Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa (MACEPA).