Sharing knowhow and joining forces towards Health for All
Sep 12, 2011 - Sep 14, 2011

The History of Health Care in Africa: Actors, Experiences, and Perspectives in the 20th Century

The History of Health Care in Africa: Actors, Experiences, and Perspectives in the 20th Century

Basel, 12-14 September 2011. "Health in Sub-Saharan Africa has always been experienced, debated and pursued in a specific historical context. At the same time the history of health and health care in a specific local setting cannot be separated from processes on a larger scale. Neither diseases nor ideas and practices about health, healing and care stopped at colonial or national borders. This conference looks beyond the borders of colonial empires and national states by bringing together researchers with different temporal and spatial perspectives on the history of health, health care and medical research in Sub-Saharan Africa. The conference concludes the three-year research project 'History of Health Systems in Africa: Swiss Mission Hospitals and Rural Health Delivery in the 20th Century', led by the Department of History in collaboration with the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Basel."

The Swiss TPH is a member of the Network Medicus Mundi Switzerland.
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