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.
CGHH produces a wide range of public and policy engagement materials and publications, including:
11.00AM, Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York
Dr Soumitra Pathare (Director, Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy, Indian Law Society); Prof Carol Brayne (Director, Cambridge Institute of Public Health); Prof Martin Webber (Director, International Centre for Mental Health Social Research, York); Dr Antonella Santuccione-Chadha (Roche Diagnostic); Dr Maria Teresa Ferretti (Chief Scientific Officer, Women’s Brain Project)
1.00PM, UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark
Brendan Gough (Professor of Social Psychology, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom); and Isabel Yordi Aguirre (Programme Manager, Gender and Human Rights, WHO/Europe).
2.00PM, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Professor Yeh Hui-Yuan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) & Professor May Lwin (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)