Thomas Abraham

 

 


 

Thomas Abraham is Director of the Master of Journalism programme at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at HKU, and an Associate Professor of Practice. He teaches courses in Health and Science journalism and his research work focuses on risk communication during infectious disease epidemics, the role of the media in communicating risk and global health security. He is a consultant for the World Health Organization on risk communication, and worked at WHO headquarters in Geneva during the influenza pandemic. Thomas Abraham has been a journalist for 25 years and is a former Editor of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.

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Sep 15th 2015

Why was the Ebola epidemic that started in 2013 so devastating? What can be done to control and mitigate outbreaks of new pathogens such as MERS coronavirus? Explore the science, prevention and control of epidemics in this free online course. In addition to lectures by leading scientists in this field from HKU, this course will feature panel discussions with world leading experts in epidemics, including Professor Peter Piot who is the co-discoverer of Ebola and Professor Barbara Stocking who chairs the 2015 WHO-commissioned panel that assesses WHO's response to the Ebola outbreak.

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