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.
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.
CGHH produces a wide range of public and policy engagement materials and publications, including:
4.00PM, Brookings India Office, New Delhi
Speakers: Professor Venkat Raman (Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi) & Ms Pompy Sridhar (Director – MSD(Merck) for Mothers) Discussants: Dr Indu Bhushan (CEO – Ayushmaan Bharat, Government of India) & Dr Shamika Ravi (Research Director – Brookings India, & Member, PM Economic Advisory Council)
11.00AM, Convention Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India
Panellists: Professor Nandini Sharma (Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi), Dr Klara Tisocki (WHO South East Asia Regional Office), Dr Suranga Dolamulla (University of York, UK & Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka), Dr Sirenda Vong, (WHO South East Asia Regional Office)
12.00PM, ARC/014 Alan Maynard Auditorium, University of York, UK