Seminar Description: This session will introduce the historical emergence of global health. It will be examined in relation to its historical antecedents of colonial, tropical and international health, and their legacies. It will explore the complex health conditions and responses which led to the development and distinct perspectives of global health care delivery. Understanding the evolution and characteristics of the global health context and the ideals of its guiding principles will provide a means for understanding responses to outbreaks and epidemics, and the importance of patient-centered and community-based care.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Alfred Pach, Member of the HMSOM’s Global Health Working Group and Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Sciences at HMSOM. Dr. Pach is a medical anthropologist and former senior scientist at the International Vaccine Institute. He has worked with many international organizations including UNAIDS and WHO. Dr. Pach has spent extensive time working in Asia and Africa.