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CGHH Welcomes Visiting Scholar

Posted on 22 February 2018

Deika Mohamed has been awarded the Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement

We are pleased to announce that Deika Mohamed has been awarded the Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and will be joining the Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH) as a Visiting Scholar between February and May 2018. During her tenure, Deika will conduct archival research across Europe while working under the direction of Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Professor in the History of Medicine in the Department of History and Director of CGHH.

Deika is a PhD candidate in Social and Behavioural Health Sciences at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Her dissertation explores the organization of postwar international health in both the colonial and postcolonial period to trace the relationship between colonial and international health actors during this transitional historical period. As a lens, her dissertation will examine the control of yaws (treponematosis pallidum pertenue), a tropical skin and bone disease, which became the target of a global control campaign under the direction of the World Health Organization between 1952-64. Her thesis investigates the control of yaws in two British colonies – Sierra Leone and Nigeria – under joint British and WHO direction, designed to assess the differences, similarities, evolution, and interaction in knowledge gathering, decision-making, and practices of disease control under colonial and WHO administrations.

We congratulate Deika on her success and look forward to working with her over the coming months.