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Infant Mortality and the Transformation of the Sanitary System: Chile in the 1930s and in 1964–73

Wednesday 30 October 2013, 5.15PM

Speaker(s): Professor Claudio Llanos

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Part of a series of lectures by world-leading historians of medicine, hosted by the Centre for Global Health Histories.

Claudio Llanos Public Lecture Flyer

"This lecture studies the trajectory and main characteristics of the political discussions regarding sanitary problems in Chile, particularly the discussion on the infant mortality rate and the general health condition. The historical focus considers two moments that were rich in social projects and discussions about the sanitary situation: the 1930s, when discussions were marked by the 1929 crisis and the ensuing economic, political, and social tensions, and between 1964 and 1973 when Chile made important advances to change the health situation despite increasing political and ideological confrontation, which ended tragically with the coup d’etat in 1973".

Large version of event poster: Claudio Llanos Public Lecture Poster (PDF , 226kb)

Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

Admission: Free admission - all are welcome

Email: cghh@york.ac.uk