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Prof. Virginia Berridge: “Public Health” | Talks at Google

Virginia Berridge is Professor of History and a Director at the Centre for History in Public Health, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is an expert on the history of post-Second World War public health policy and is regularly consulted by policymakers. Recorded in London, February 2017.

Public health is a term much used in the media, by health professionals, and by activists. At the national or the local level there are ministries or departments of public health, whilst international agencies such as the World Health Organisation promote public health policies, and regional organisations such as the European Union have public health funding and policies. But what do we mean when we speak about ‘public health’? In this talk, the historian introduces into the broad spectrum of the topic and highlights both its history as well as the pressing issues today.

Purchase Prof. Berridge’s book — Public Health: A Very Short Introduction — here: https://goo.gl/CSOZlk

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