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CGHH represented at a workshop “Health History in Nigeria: The Way Forward”.

Posted on 10 September 2020

CGHH Director Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow Dr Suranga Dolamulla will participate in the online workshop titled, 'Lessons from Global South(Medical History, Global Health History & Health policy)' on 11 September 2020

You are invited to join and participate in the workshop organised by the newly formed network of Nigerian Health historians. The theme of the workshop is “Health History in Nigeria: The Way Forward”. 

Reason for Workshop- Health history is still in its infancy in Nigeria. Unfortunately, many doctoral researchers in the past who have carried out research in health history have shifted to other fields and they lacked the motivation to stay focused in the field of medical history. The purpose of the workshop is to motivate and inspire new health historians as well as to foster learning via lectures provided by experts in health history. Recently, the Network of Nigerian Health Historians was formed. The network is made up of academics and PhD researchers focused on Health history in Nigeria. This includes members in Nigeria and the Nigerian diaspora.

The final day of this 3-day workshop is on Lessons from Global South(Medical History, Global Health History & Health policy) -Friday, September 11, 2020, at 9 pm to 11 pm (Nigerian/UK time). Themes:  Medical History and health policy in Nigeria; Decolonising Medical History and Global Health history

Speakers: Prof Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Professor in the History of Medicine & Director of the Centre for Global Health Histories and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Health Histories, University of York, UK. He specialises in the health, medical, environmental, political and social history of nineteenth and twentieth-century South Asia, as well as the history and contemporary workings of international and global health programmes around the world.

Dr Seye Abimbola(Senior Lecturer in Global Health at the University of Sydney, and the Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Global Health). He is a health systems researcher

Dr Suranga Dolamulla, Senior Research Fellow, University of York and Specialist in Medical Administration, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. He is a health policy researcher, designer and manager, and a practising clinician. He holds a prestigious Wellcome Trust Research Award in the Medical Humanities for Health Professionals.

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