Public lecture to focus on World Health Organization work in Africa

Marcos Cueto will speak about the World Health Organization and international global health efforts with a special emphasis on the Africa Regional Office in an upcoming talk titled, "Between Tropical Medicine and International Health."

The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in University Capitol Centre, Room 2520D. The event is free and open to the public.

The World Health Organization (WHO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established in 1948. Over the years, WHO has helped in gathering the world’s top health experts, defining solutions, delivering guidelines and mobilizing governments, health workers and partners to positively impact people’s health. The Organization works in close collaboration with other UN agencies, donors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector. The WHO African Region is one of the six regions of WHO.

Mario Cueto is currently a senior visiting research fellow at COC/Fiocruz and a visiting professor at the graduate program in the History of Science and Health at the same institution. His research interests are the history of health in Latin America, global health, and the history of the World Health Organization.

This lecture event is sponsored by the Global Health Studies Program, Latin American Studies Program, UI International Programs, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, UI Department of History, and the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact  Sarolta Petersen at sarolta-petersen@uiowa.edu or call 319-335-3862.

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