Part of the Department of History and a constituent member of Humanities Research Centre at the University of York, the Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) is also the WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Health Histories. CGHH promotes inter-disciplinary work on themes of broad medical, scientific, environmental and public health importance. The Centre is based within the Berrick Saul building and draws strength from its association with other departments within the University of York and works with partners based all over the world. It is actively involved in creating international coalitions of academics, officials involved in policy design and implementation, multilateral and non-government organisations, and those involved in regulating and assessing projects and policies. CGHH, which is generously funded by the Wellcome Trust, is committed to forging links between academic and non-academic partners.
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Since the 2010-2011 academic year, the Centre for Global Health Histories has been delighted and honoured to work with the WHO headquarters and regional offices to build an international network of health historians with expertise in a wide variety of areas. The network now boasts many of the best known names in health history. Many historians in the network have come to the WHO headquarters in Geneva to give lectures on aspects of their work.
Just published: Tuberculosis: A Short History. This publication, edited by staff at CGHH and in the Dept of History, contains over 40 images from the Wellcome Library and WHO photogrpahic archives, introductory chapters by leading academics, and is available as a free-to-download PDF copy: TB-A Short History (PDF , 6,861kb). Read more...
12.00PM, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Margaret Chan (Director-General of World Health Organization), Jeremy Farrar (Director, Wellcome Trust, UK), Marie-Paule Kieny (Assistant Director-General, Health Systems and Innovation, World Health Organization), Christoph Gradmann (University of Oslo, Norway)
6.00PM, Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York
Professor Bob Simpson (Durham University)
6.00PM, The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York
Dr. Michael Bresalier (King’s College London)