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History of Medicine Workshop: The meanings of malaria eradication in Latin America during the Cold War

Tuesday 29 September 2015, 1.30PM to 14:30

Speaker(s): Professor Marcos Cueto (Fiocruz, Brazil)

The Department of History and the Centre for Global Health Histories are delighted to offer a research masterclass with Professor Marcos Cueto (Fiocruz, Brazil), a specialist in the history of science and health, taking place 29th September. This workshop is free to attend and open to all, but places are limited (see information below). The workshop will examine the reception of a major international health campaign to eliminate an extended rural disease in a developing area of the world. The study of the reception --paying special attention to Mexico-- will illuminate the different motivations, goals, tensions and dynamics of national and subnational institutions and actors to what apparently was a unique set of goals, techniques and methodologies designed in metropolitan centers of power. Discussion will also focus on the interaction of these diverse aims with Cold War context and politics and value of this example for understanding the history of global health.

Want to be part of this research workshop? Places are FREE but strictly limited and available on a first come served basis so please email CGHH@york.ac.uk to register your interest and avoid disappointment. Further information is available on request.

About Marcos Cueto: Marcos is currently a senior research fellow at COC/Fiocruz and a professor at the graduate program in the History of Science and Health at the same institution. His current research interests are the history of health in Latin America, global health, and the history of the World Health Organization. He has published on several topics including international health, the early cold war and Latin America, the origins of primary health care and selective primary health care, and malaria eradication in Mexico.   He is editor of História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos.

Location: Berrick Saul Building, Room BS/008

Admission: Places are FREE but strictly limited and available on a first come served basis so please email CGHH@york.ac.uk to register your interest

Email: CGHH@york.ac.uk