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The World Health Organization: A History
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|April 11, 2019

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According to its Constitution, the mission of the World Health Organization (WHO) was nothing less than the 'attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health' without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic status, or social…
The Return of Epidemics: Health and Society in Peru During the Twentieth Century
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|July 5, 2017

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Historians have long recognized epidemics to be a significant, though sometimes hidden, factor in the fortunes of societies and civilizations. The study of epidemics heightens our understanding of relationships between economic systems and living conditions. It…
The Return Of Epidemics: Health And Society In Peru During The Twentieth Century

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Historians have long recognized epidemics to be a significant, though sometimes hidden, factor in the fortunes of societies and civilizations. The study of epidemics heightens our understanding of relationships between economic systems and living conditions. It…
Saúde global: uma breve história
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|January 1, 2015

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Neste livro, são analisados conceitos sobre a saúde global sempre levando-se em conta que o olhar histórico é fundamental para compreender os desafios das políticas de saúde. O termo saúde global costuma ser usado em resposta a eventos novos, como epidemias…
Medicine and Public Health in Latin America: A History
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|December 15, 2014

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Despite several studies on the social, cultural, and political histories of medicine and of public health in different parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, local and national focuses still predominate, and there are few panoramic studies that analyze the…
Cold War, Deadly Fevers: Malaria Eradication In Mexico, 1955–1975

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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…
The Value of Health: A History of the Pan American Health Organization

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Marcos Cueto, a widely published medical historian, presents an appealing and well-documented narrative that describes the origins of public health and the creation of PAHO and culminates with the Organization's response to globalization and its commitment…