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Global Health Histories Seminar 115: The WHO's Public Information Activities in Historical Perspective

Monday 21 January 2019, 12.00PM

Speaker(s): Dr Alexander Medcalf (University of York)

In 1948 the World Health Organization established a public information department in the belief that educating people, as well as informing them about the health situation around the world, could assist in the enduring fight against disease. Yet public information, the name given to the multiple strategies used to communicate with the public, was rarely straightforward. In this seminar Dr Alexander Medcalf examines the WHO's public information work up until the 1978 Alma-Ata conference. 

Location: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Cairo, Egypt