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Global Health Histories Seminar 120: History, Culture and Global Health Sustainability

Thursday 14 March 2019, 5.15PM to 19:15

Speaker(s): Dr Nils Fietje (WHO Regional Office for Europe) & Dr John Manton (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Moderators: Dr Aliko Ahmed (Associate, Hughes Hall & Director PHE, East of England) & Dr Arthur Hibble  (Senior Member and Tutor, Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge)

Event poster: Global Health Histories Seminar 120 (PDF , 897kb)

This seminar seeks to stoke discussion on what history and culture can contribute to global health sustainability. Dr Nils Fietje will examine how the WHO Cultural Contexts of Health and WHO Global Health Histories projects have helped the World Health Organization in its global mission. Drawing on research processes and agendas in history of medicine devised with colleagues in Nigeria, Cameroon, and The Gambia during the past two decades, Dr John Manton will explore how historical processes and cultural responses can both haunt and enrich our sense of what needs sustenance in global health today.

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Location: Pavilion Room, Hughes Hall, Cambridge

Admission: Free and open to all. Please visit for information on registration.