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This seminar seeks to stoke discussion on what history and culture can contribute to global health sustainability. Dr Nils Fietje will examine how the WHO Cultural Contexts of Health and WHO Global Health Histories projects have helped the World Health Organization in its global mission. Drawing on research processes and agendas in history of medicine devised with colleagues in Nigeria, Cameroon, and The Gambia during the past two decades, Dr John Manton will explore how historical processes and cultural responses can both haunt and enrich our sense of what needs sustenance in global health today.

Panellists: Dr Nils Fietje (WHO Regional Office for Europe) & Dr John Manton (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Programme:

16:45 Coffee/tea/arrivals
17:15 Introduction and Welcome from the President
17:20 Introduction to the seminar and speakers Dr Aliko Ahmed
17:30 Dr Nils Fietje, How the WHO Cultural Contexts of Health and WHO Global Health Histories projects have helped the World Health Organization in its global mission.
17:50 Dr John Manton, How historical processes and cultural responses can both haunt and enrich our sense of what needs sustenance in global health today.
18:10. Short break
18:15 Q&A conversation with the speakers and the participants
19:10 Summary and closing remarks Dr Arthur Hibble
19:15 Close, drinks and nibbles in the atrium.

Supported by: Wellcome, University of York, Hughes Hall and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. Part of the Global Health Histories Seminar 120

This seminar will be recorded and streamed.

This event is FREE and open to all. It will conclude with a wine/soft drinks reception

Photo credit: Map of health: Odra Noel. CC BY-NC

Queries about this event: contact Dr Arthur Hibble agh32@hughes.cam.ac.uk_

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