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15:30 - 17:00 21 March 2018

STEaPP Seminar Series: The politics of disease surveillance and the price we pay for public health


Room 106 | Gordon House
22 Gordon Square | WC1H 0PP | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Dr Clare Wenham, Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy, London School of Economics

Disease surveillance is increasingly being carried out by novel digital sources which harnesses the power of algorithms to detect trends which might signify an outbreak. Yet, beyond the epidemiological, such technology challenges sovereign control of disease reporting, and represents a new form of health governance. This seminar will examine the use of digital disease detection, and the mechanisms by which these have redefined contemporary global health policy.


Mark Johnson
+44 (0)20 3108 9047 | mark.a.johnson@ucl.ac.uk