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2015 WHO Global Health Histories Events Now Available Online

Posted on 9 December 2015

Catch up with the popular annual seminars featuring a wide-ranging programme focussing on important topics in global health.

If you missed any of the live WHO Global Health Histories events this year you are now able to catch up with them via CGHH’s YouTube channel. You can listen to the presentations, view the powerpoints, and hear the Q & A sessions afterwards. Just visit

Events included are:

  • ‘Traditional Medicine & Ayurveda’ with Professor Madhulika Banerjee (University of Delhi) & Dr Zhang Qi (WHO)
  • ‘Universal Healthcare & Missionary Medicine’ with Dr. Shane Doyle (University of Leeds), Dr. Ian Smith (WHO), Mrs Sally Smith (UNAIDS)
  • ‘The Decline of Public Sector Vaccine Production’ with Professor Stuart Blume, (University of Amsterdam) & Jan Hendriks (WHO), & Martin Friede (WHO)
  • ‘Climate Change & Health’ with Professor Merrill Singer (University of Connecticut) & Dr Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum (WHO)
  • ‘Ebola: exploring the cultural contexts of an epidemic’ with Professor Jeremy Farrar, Zsuzsanna Jakab, Guenael Rodier, Joao Nunes
  • ‘Evidence based medicine and health policy’ with Dr. Nadav Davidovitch (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) & Dr Nicola Magrini (WHO)
  • ‘Cultural Contexts of Health: Migration’ with Dr. Fern Elsdon-Baker, Dr Santino Severoni
  • ‘Air Pollution’ with Professor Melanie DuPuis (University of California Santa Cruz) & Dr Carlos Dora (WHO)
  • ‘Chikungunya’ with Dr. Karine Aasgaard Jansen (Umea University) & Dr. Raman Velayudhan (WHO)

The Global Health Histories seminar series is a collaboration between the World Health Organization Department of Knowledge, Ethics and Research (KER) and the Centre for Global Health Histories (CGHH), part of the Department of History and a constituent member of Humanities Research Centre at the University of York, generously funded by the Wellcome Trust