Major CGHH project features in Wellcome Trust Annual Review 2012

Posted on 20 December 2012

Professor Bhattacharya’s Senior Investigator Award features amongst the Wellcome Trust’s highlights for 2012

The Wellcome Trust’s Annual Review for 2012 is now available. The review presents highlights of the Wellcome Trust’s work in the year from October 2011 to September 2012. This selection includes research successes and public engagement campaigns, as well as grants awarded.

The Review showcases details of Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya’s Senior Investigator Award in its ‘Investigating Medical Humanities’ section. The awards are designed to support world-class scholars in established academic posts, asking the most important questions at the interface of science, medicine and the humanities. The Annual Review describes Professor Bhattacharya’s major five year project to examine the history and contemporary running of primary health care in South Asia, which is now well underway. The project, entitled ‘The local bases of global health: primary health care in South Asia and beyond, 1945-2010’, is a detailed study of the global movement for primary health care, which represented a most ambitious effort to expand health coverage fairly around the world. The review also cites Professor Bhattacharya’s preceding work on the history of smallpox eradication in India, highlighting the capacity of this kind of work, and that on primary health care, to show that “understanding the detailed history of such movements is vital to achieving future progress in global health.”

A downloadable copy of the full report is available via the Wellcome Trust’s website.

Keep up to date with progress on Professor Bhattacharya’s project ‘The local bases of global health: primary health care in South Asia and beyond, 1945-2010’ by regularly visiting CGHH’s website.