Menzies lunchtime seminar 


Professor Mathu Santosham presents ‘Community-based interventions to address neonatal morbidity and mortality’, on Thursday 20 November from 12pm-1pm.

Dr Mathu Santosham is internationally known for his work on oral rehydration therapy and for his work on childhood vaccines. He has conducted numerous vaccine efficacy trials, including rotavirus vaccine, H. influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine, and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

Dr Santosham serves on numerous national and international committees on infant vaccines and oral rehydration therapy. He has acted as consultant for several international agencies including W.H.O., USAID and UNICEF, and has provided consultation in various aspects of child survival in over 30 countries.

He lived and worked with the White Mountain Apache Tribe for six years.

Dr Santosham is the author of over 190 peer reviewed journals and serves as a reviewer for several international medical journals. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Thrasher Research Fund award for excellence in research.

Dr Santosham is Director, Health Systems Program, Director, Center for American Indian Health, and Professor, Departments of International Health and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

This seminar takes place in the Menzies Seminar Room, John Mathews Building, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus.