Threats to Public Health Highlighted in Unicaf University’s Open Lecture
The Unicaf University Zambia Open Lecture Series continued this month with another successful presentation, attended by dignitaries from the private and public sector, students, graduates and members of the general public. The lecture “Threats to Public Health: Strategies for Prevention and Mitigation” was presented by a prominent expert in the field of public health, Dr George Tembo, on April 11th, at Unicaf University’s state-of-the-art Lusaka campus.
Dr Tembo, who has over 25 years of experience in the field, highlighted major threats to public health, including the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in humans and in animals, creating resistance to medicines, the increase of communicable diseases like diabetes, which are linked to modern lifestyles and climate change.
Guests attending the event congratulated and thanked Unicaf University Zambia for this well organised initiative and Dr Tembo for the insightful and interesting presentation.
The Open Lecture Series, hosting distinguished speakers on topics of broad and current interest, are organised within the framework of Unicaf University’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme, as a way to give back to the communities it serves.
The lecture by Dr George Tembo attracted media interest and was covered by major television stations and national newspapers.