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Malaria and Developmental Impacts

Despite decades of control efforts, malaria remains a life-threatening disease with pernicious effects on development. NYU Africa House and the NYU College of Global Public Health hosted a panel discussion on “Malaria and Developmental Impacts” preceded by a presentation by Dr. Josselin Thuilliez on his paper, “Disease and Human Capital Accumulation: Evidence from the Roll Back Malaria Partnership in Africa,” co-authored with Maria Kuecken and Marie-Anne Valfort. The discussion looked at malaria campaigns, microeconomic data, impacts on household human capital production, infant mortality rates and fertility, labor supply, educational attainment, and large-scale public health efforts to reduce disease in Africa.

Following the presentation, Professor Yesim Tozan moderated a panel discussion with Professors Jane Carlton, Chris Dickey, Yaw Nyarko, Gbenga Ogedegbe, and Josselin Thuilliez. 

Speakers and Panelists

  • Jane Carlton, Professor of Biology; Director, Center for Genomics and Systems Biology

  • Chris Dickey, Clinical Associate Professor of Global Public Health; Director, Global Professional Studies and Entrepreneurship

  • Yaw Nyarko, Professor of Economics; Director, Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED); Co-Director, Development Research Institute; Director, Africa House

  • Gbenga Ogedegbe, Vice Dean, CGPH; Professor of Population Health, School of Medicine

  • Josselin Thuilliez, Research Professor at CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research); Co-Director, Department of Sustainable Development Economics, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne; and Visiting Fellow at Princeton University

  • Yesim Tozan, Clinical Associate Professor, CGPH (Moderator)

A wine and cheese reception followed the discussion.