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AUN resumes development, leadership lecture series today

The American University of Nigeria (AUN) has announced the resumption of its Development and Leadership lecture series under the auspices of the AUN-Atiku Institute.

A statement by the varsity said the lecture which starts today 14th October will have the renowned World Health Organization expert, Dr. Jalal-Eddeen Saleh, as the first speaker.

Dr. Saleh is the Northwest Zonal Coordinator and National Professional Officer for Malaria in the WHO National Country Office and will be speaking on the topic: ‘The New Malaria Vaccine: What does it mean.’

AUN President Dr. Margee Ensign said, “Dr. Saleh is one of the world’s top authorities on public health. The university is delighted to welcome him as he shares with us the truly joyous news about the new Malaria vaccine and its implications.”

According to the statement, the new vaccine has brought the menace of malaria back to global attention; the global health expert and epidemiologist will lead a discussion into the expected impact of its introduction on public health.

A Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, the United Kingdom, and the American College of Physicians, Dr. Saleh is an illustrious Infectious Diseases Epidemiologist with expertise in global health and maternal and child health.

Meanwhile, Dr. Saleh and his team of fellow experts provides technical assistance to Nigerian governments at federal, state and LGA levels on all aspects of Public Health services in order to align with WHO public health objectives.

The AUN-Atiku Institute, formerly the AUN-Atiku Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development, was established in 2014 by President Margee Ensign who presided over the first lecture in the series delivered by the globally-acclaimed Latin American development activist, Professor Martin Burt titled, ‘The Poverty Elimination Approach’.