5th Southgate Oration: Profits and Pandemics

Professor Rob Moodie

Professor of Public Health,  School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

Profits and Pandemics
Cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and chronic lung disease (non-communicable diseases [NCDs]) are now the leading causes of death and disability across the globe. The giant transnational tobacco, alcohol, and ultra processed food and drink corporations have been called the industrial vectors of these diseases. Are these corporations to blame, or are they as they claim, part of the solution?

Chaired by Professor Paul Worley, Dean, School of Medicine

Rob Moodie is Professor of Public Health and Director of Teaching and Learning at the University of Melbourne’s School of Population and Global Health. He first worked in refugee health care in the Sudan with Save the Children Fund and MSF, and later for Congress, the Aboriginal Community controlled health service in Alice Springs. He was the inaugural Director of Country Support for UNAIDS in Geneva from 1995-98, and was CEO of VicHealth from 1998-2007. He chaired the National Preventative Health Taskforce from 2008-2011, which championed plain packaging and tobacco taxation. He was Victorian Father of the Year in 2005 and later survived being the Chair of the Melbourne Storm during the salary cap crisis. He is co-author of 4 books, his most recent being Recipes for a Great Life, written with Gabriel Gate. Event details.

Thursday 17 Oct 2013 – 4:30PM – 5:50PM

Lecture Theatre 1.01, Health Sciences Lecture Theatre Complex, Flinders University, Sturt Road, Bedford Park

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