Public Health and Society in Latin America and the Caribbean Conference

Event Date(s): 06/07/2016 - 09/07/2016

Location: Teaching and Learning Complex (TLC), UWI St. Augustine

The UWI St. Augustine Campus, Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Education presents a Conference on Public Health and Society in Latin America and the Caribbean. UWI Chancellor and former Director for the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), Sir George Alleyne will be the keynote speaker.  He will speak on The Quest for Public Health.

The Opening Ceremony takes place on July 6 from 6pm at the Teaching and Learning Complex (TLC), Lecture Theatre E. All are invited. 

The Conference will be addressing the following themes:

Imperialism, Decolonisation and the role of public health

International, Regional and Community Organisations and the advancement of public health

Pluralism: The conflict of Indigenous medicine and Biomedicine

Demography, Migration and Disease control

Mental health

Medical personnel and public health engagement

New Technologies and Procedures and their impact on the society

The impact of Ethnicity and ‘Class’ on public health

Tropical Medicine and its impact on colonial societies, policies and economies

The conference will be hosted by the Department of History, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago in collaboration with the University of York and Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/ Fiocruz, Brazil. It is part of a British Academy-funded collaborative project.


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