March 13, 2014

Tropical Medicine in Peru

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Alabama native Gen. William C. Gorgas was a giant in tropical medicine. He swatted the problem of mosquitoes carrying yellow fever and malaria so construction of the Panama Canal could be completed, among other things.

His work carries on through the UAB Gorgas Courses in Tropical Medicine, taught by faculty and attended by students from around the world, administered through UAB and our partner institution, the Institute de Medicina Tropical and the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and sponsored by the Gorgas Memorial Institute. This is the only tropical medicine course in the world actually taught in the tropics.

Over the next few weeks we will post updates from the last two weeks of the Diploma Course from Lima, Cusco and Iquitos. Follow along on Twitter @UABSOM #UABGorgas and on Facebook.