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Break Out: Viruskenner: Knowledge as Antivirus – Cirion foundation & Erasmus MC

November 8, 2018, 17:30 - 18:30

Despite improved sanitation and the availability of effective antibiotics and vaccines, infectious diseases are still a major cause of disability, death and socio-economical decline for millions of people all over the world.

In outbreak situations with old or new infections we are encountered with the reality that for the majority of infections a vaccine as well as targeted therapy still are not available. This means that prevention is essential and public education, communication, awareness and responsibility are the corner stones in infectious diseases prevention and control.

Presentation will be done by Prof. Eric van Gorp of Erasmus MC.

Viruskenner is an international innovative and creative education and communication project for the next generation students. Viruskenner promotes knowledge and awareness about prevention of infectious diseases.

In 2018 more than 5,000 young students participated. Viruskenner collaborates with schools in four countries on four continents [Netherlands, Surinam, Indonesia, Senegal], Universities [Erasmus University] and private organizations involved in the development of innovative learning modules Parcours learning.

Viruskenner is developed and hosted by CIRION foundation. Cirion develops integrated education and research programs and initiatives in local communities. These programs focus on the consistency of healthcare, socio-economic aspects and the environment.


November 8, 2018
17:30 - 18:30
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