Vector-borne Diseases. Are You at Risk?
Original Air Date: April 7, 2014

World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. The day provides an opportunity for organizations and individuals in every community to get involved in activities that can lead to better health.

This year, World Health Day 2014 aimed to raise awareness of vector-borne diseases. To support this theme, Walden University and partner institutions in the Laureate International Universities network came together to share examples of research that address the issue of vector-borne diseases in different communities around the world.

The webinar featured Walden University faculty member Dr. Aimee Ferraro. Dr. Ferraro has 15 years of experience conducting mixed-method research within a variety of public health settings, including nonprofits, universities, and government agencies. Since completing a CDC/CSTE applied epidemiology fellowship with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Dr. Ferraro has been conducting epidemiological research on infectious diseases in Lima, Peru.

Dr. Ferraro was accompanied by a leading faculty member and a recent graduate from two other universities in the Laureate International Universities network who will also contributed to this special World Health Day 2014 webinar.