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UN City Culture Night – Showcasing Global Health Histories

Posted on 9 November 2018

Reporting on CGHH's involvement in the recent UN City Culture Night

On October 12, UN City in Copenhagen welcomed members of the public as part of Culture Night 2018. The event included a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights accompanied by a full programme of activities and exhibitions. Over 1000 visitors attended on the night.

Part of this programme focussed on ‘What are vaccines and why do you need them?’, drawing attention to the heavy burden of diseases like polio, measles and tetanus. We are delighted that the recording of Global Health Histories Seminar 110: ‘Polio, Immunization and Universal Health Coverage’ was played on a large screen for the duration of the event, enabling visitors to listen to the important discussions with Thomas Abraham (Former Director, Public Health Communication Programme, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, the University of Hong Kong) and David Heymann (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House & formerly WHO Assistant Director General). This recording was placed alongside medical historical artefacts including two iron lungs.

CGHH is pleased to have been able to play a role in this important event. If you would like to watch the recording of Global Health Histories Seminar 110 please visit our YouTube channel.

UN City Culture Night: Credit WHO

GHH Seminar 110 and medical artefacts at UN City Culture night. Credit: WHO