Cold War, Deadly Fevers: Malaria Eradication In Mexico, 1955–1975 by Marcos CuetoCold War, Deadly Fevers: Malaria Eradication In Mexico, 1955–1975 by Marcos Cueto

Cold War, Deadly Fevers: Malaria Eradication In Mexico, 1955–1975

byMarcos Cueto

Paperback | May 29, 2014

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In the mid-1950s, with planning and funding from the United States, Mexico embarked on an ambitious campaign to eradicate malaria, which was widespread and persistent. This new history explores the politics of that campaign. Marcos Cueto describes the international basis of the program, its national organization in Mexico, its local implementation by health practitioners and workers, and its reception among the population. Drawing on archives in the United States, Mexico, and Switzerland, he highlights the militant Cold War rhetoric of the founders and analyzes the mixed motives of participants at all levels. Following the story through the dwindling campaign in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Cueto raises questions relevant to today’s international health campaigns against malaria, AIDS, and tuberculosis.

Marcos Cueto is a professor in the department of sociomedical sciences, School of Public Health, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima. A historian with a Ph.D. from Columbia University, he has specialized in the history of public health in Latin America, with work on HIV/AIDS, malaria, the Pan American Health Organization, and ...
Title:Cold War, Deadly Fevers: Malaria Eradication In Mexico, 1955–1975Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:May 29, 2014Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1421415569

ISBN - 13:9781421415567

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Dr. Cueto's superbly well-informed exploration of malaria not only as a disease but as a social economic, and human problem makes his book required reading.