First Time Around: The Rise and Fall of ‘Universal Health Coverage’ as a Goal of International Health Politics, 1942–1952

Martin Gorsky and Christopher Sirrs, Centre for History in Public Health, LSHTM Universal health coverage (UHC) remains a key ambition of international health in the twenty-first century, though the means to achieve it, especially in low-income countries (LICs), is still hotly debated. The UN Sustainable Development Goals of 2015 have presented a fresh opportunity to […]

Management and Construction of the Spanish hospital system from the perspective of economic history: between public and private sectors

Jerònia Pons-Pons (Universidad de Sevilla) and Margarita Vilar-Rodriguez (Universidad de A Coruña) This paper aims to analyze the historical construction of the network of health infrastructures in Spain during the Franco dictatorship (1939-1975) from very different areas both public and private. The first part provides a first statistical progress of the major infrastructure before approving […]

One-Day Symposium announcement: Devolution and Transformation in the NHS: What Can We Learn From History?

Devolution and Transformation in the NHS: What Can We Learn From History? 9th May 2017: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London WC1E 7HT Organised by the Centre for History in Public Health, LSHTM, and the Institute of Public Policy Research, with support from the Wellcome Trust This symposium will bring together […]

Health Humanities at LSHTM

The Centre for History in Public Health would like to invite all researchers across the School to become involved in a new initiative: health humanities. We are organizing a one-day event later this year to discuss health humanities at the School and to make targeted contact with individuals and teams working in the health humanities […]

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