NLM History of Medicine Lecture: “The World Health Organization’s Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978”

NLM History of Medicine Lecture: “The World Health Organization’s Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978: What Was It Then, Where Is It Now? | Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 2:00 to 3:00 pm | Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

This special program, in memory of Dr. Elizabeth Fee (1946-2018), will be delivered by Ted Brown, PhD, Professor of History and Medical Humanities, University of Rochester, and a long-time collaborator with Dr. Fee. This lecture will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A.

Prof. Brown will discuss the Alma-Ata Declaration of September 1978, regarded by many as one of the shining moments in the history of global health. It was the occasion for the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, and 134 signatory nations to declare the goal of “Health for All by 2000.” This lecture will review the history of the declaration and assess recent developments to offer a prognosis for the future role of Alma-Ata principles in the world of global health.

This lecture will be live-streamed globally, and subsequently archived, by NIH Video Casting:

Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreting and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Ken Koyle at<> and/or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.  Requests should be made five days in advance.

We welcome you to visit our blog, “Circulating Now,” to learn more about the collections and related programs of NLM’s History of Medicine Division.:

Here is an interview with Dr. Brown about this upcoming lecture:

Sponsored by:

Jeffrey S. Reznick, PhD, Chief

History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, NIH

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