Bhutan's Smallpox Eradication Programme

Posted on 7 January 2013

Professor Bhattacharya will deliver a lecture on Bhutan's Smallpox Eradication Programme at the Royal Asiatic Society on Thursday 10th January 2013

Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Director of the Centre for Global Health Histories and Professor in the History of Medicine at the University of York, will deliver the first Royal Asiatic Society lecture of 2013 on 10th January. The lecture, entitled ‘Bhutan's Smallpox Eradication Programme: International Health and the Limits of Global Influence’ uses the case study of this small Himalayan kingdom to reclaim Bhutan’s contributions to the global smallpox eradication programme, “to examine the limited powers of agencies such as the WHO and CDC, to assess the role of Indian government influence and, not least, provide a rare, carefully researched insight into the healthcare profiles in this isolated nation in the 1970s”.

The Royal Asiatic Society’s address is 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD, United Kingdom.

The lecture begins at 6pm and is free and open to all. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session and a drinks reception. More information is available via the Royal Asiatic Society Blog. Alternatively, the Event Poster ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY LECTURE 10th January (PDF , 301kb) contains contact information and details of nearest tube stations.