Ministry of Culture
Posted On: 03 Dec 2018 5:22PM


Government of India


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Date: December 3, 2018


Inauguration of ‘Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World’ Exhibition


Inauguration of ‘Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World’ Exhibition.

This exhibition will be inaugurated by Dr. Zarir Udwadia, prolific researcher & renowned physician in the august presence of Dr. Michelle A. Williams, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School, USA and Dr. Ashish K. Jha, Dean for Global Strategy & K.T. Li Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & Director, Harvard Global Health Institute, USA.


05:00 pm

Day & Date

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Nehru Science Centre, Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai-400 018

Coordinating Officers

Mahesh Chopade – PIB (9953630802)

S. L. Patil – PIB (9869003447)


Event Background: This year (2018) marks the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Flu, the Great Influenza, a pandemic that took the lives of 50–100 million people between 3 and 5 percent of the world’s population at that time. India too has been a victim of this catastrophic disease outbreak loosing 10 to 15 million lives. To mark this pandemic centenary so that the global community, which is now more connected than ever before, is very well prepared to combat any such eventuality, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), USA, has curated a new exhibition, “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World,”. NMNH in collaboration with Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI), USA is taking this topical exhibition worldwide to create larger awareness and impact and the Nehru Science Centre (a unit of NCSM) are privileged to host this exhibition in collaboration with the HHGI.

Exploring pandemic risks in the modern interconnected world from the ecological context point of view will immensely benefit human society in understanding the natural world and the place of humans within it. Outbreak Exhibition spotlights the human causes of infectious-disease epidemics, such as land-use change, urbanization and industrialized food production, as well as their consequences for communities, societies and the global population. This exhibition will help visitors understand how we can prevent zoonotic viruses like Ebola, Zika and influenza from emerging and quickly spreading around the world. The exhibition provides a message that human, animal and environmental health are all connected as ‘One Health’ in the 21st century.


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Nehru Science Centre, Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai-400 018

Event Date
05 Dec 2018 5:12PM

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