‘Down and Out in London’: how the hunger of poverty feeds tuberculosis

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Dr Padmasayee Papineni
Date 18/04/2023 at 18.00 - 18/04/2023 at 19.30 Where Gatsby Room (Chancellor's Centre)

What is the lived experience of a person with tuberculosis in London in 2023?

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Globally, progress in meeting the syndemic challenge of poverty and tuberculosis has been reversed due to a combination of political failures, economic instability and the COVID-19 pandemic. This talk details the experiences of people living with tuberculosis in London as described in the Lancet’s 2022 Wakley Prize winning essay, highlighting the reality of health inequalities at home.



Dr Padmasayee Papineni is a Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Acute Medicine at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust. She has a B.Sc. in International Health from University College London, a Diploma in Clinical Tropical Medicine from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru and a Diploma in HIV Medicine. From 2014-2017 she was project leader for a multi-centre TB clinical trial across Asia, based at National University Singapore. Papineni lectures on the Asian Diploma in Tropical Medicine at Nagasaki University, Japan, and is the co-chair for the Professional Expert Panel of the UK-REACH study to understand COVID-19 outcomes in ethnic minority healthcare workers.



This talk is the third in a 3-part Wolfson Global Health Hub talk series this term, and will be a hybrid event. 

To attend in person, please register via Eventbrite. Wine and nibbles will be available for the audience before and after the talk.

To attend online, please register via Zoom.



This event will take place in the Gatsby Room on the first floor of the Chancellor's Centre. It has step-free access with a lift and there are accessible toilets located on both the ground floor and first floor of the building.

For more details please view our AccessAble guide.

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