By Hayley Brown in Uncategorized | 5 July 2020 | Comments Off on WSJ Video, “Who Pays for Healthcare? Depends on Where You Live” featuring Martin Gorsky
The coronavirus pandemic has revived a debate over one of the most divisive concepts in American politics: Should patients have to pay for their health care? WSJ explores what works, and what doesn’t, in a universal health-care system: https://www.wsj.com/video/who-pays-for-health-care…
By Hayley Brown in Uncategorized | 5 July 2020 | Comments Off on Guest lecture in the age of COVID-19: From leprosy research in Bergen to medical development in Nigeria
Before the COVID-19 pandemic turned the academic calendar upside down, the Selskapet til Vitenskapenes Fremme (Society for the Advancement of Science) at the University of Bergen invited John Manton from the Centre for History in Public Health to give a lecture on May 13th, on leprosy research in late…
By Christopher Sirrs in Uncategorized | 17 December 2018 | Comments Off on New open access article by John Manton and Martin Gorsky, “Health Planning in 1960s Africa: International Health Organisations and the Post-Colonial State.”
The Health Systems team is pleased to announce its latest publication.
This article explores the programme of national health planning carried out in the 1960s in West and Central Africa by the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Health plans were…
By Christopher Sirrs in Uncategorized | 17 December 2018 | Comments Off on Witness seminar transcript now available: Health Policy-making in an Era of Reform: New Zealand’s Health System in the 1980s
28 February 2018, University of Auckland, New Zealand
The era of economic reform in the 1980s was also a pivotal moment in the history of New Zealand’s health system. There was a growing sense of the need for change, rethinking and policy innovation. By 1980, 50 per cent of…
By Christopher Sirrs in Uncategorized | 12 February 2018 | Comments Off on New publication: “The Rise and Fall of ‘Universal Health Coverage’ as a Goal of International Health Politics, 1925–1952”
We are pleased to announce an upcoming article by Gorsky and Sirrs in the American Journal of Public Health.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals of 2015 have restored universal health coverage (UHC) to prominence in the international health agenda. Can understanding the past illuminate the prospects for UHC in the…
By Christopher Sirrs in Uncategorized | 12 February 2018 | Comments Off on Event: Health policy making in an era of reform: The New Zealand health system in the 1980s (University of Auckland)
Date: 28 February 2018, 1–6pm
Location: Federation of Graduate Women Suite, Old Government House, University of Aukland, New Zealand
The era of economic reform in the 1980s was also a pivotal moment in the history of New Zealand’s health system. There was a growing sense of the…
By John Manton
Two of our team, Martin Gorsky and John Manton visited Ibadan in Nigeria for ten days in October, where we were hosted at the University of Ibadan by IFRA-Nigeria. The visit added new archival and investigative strands to the Health Systems in History project, enabling us…
As reported previously, Martin Gorsky and John Manton have recently been hosted by the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, where they gave lectures on the history of health planning in WHO, and research methods in the history of medicine, respectively.
The French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) at the…
The Journal of Global History this November features an article by Martin Gorsky and Christopher Sirrs on the history of international health systems metrics. The article draws on an exhaustive survey of the published statistical series of several international organisations, including the League of Nations Health Organisation (LNHO), WHO, OECD…
The “Health Systems in History” project team is very fortunate in that their research takes them to some fascinating places around the world. This week, Martin Gorsky and John Manton have been kindly hosted by the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where they have lectured on research methods, and the history…