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Lecture 4

Lecture 4- Fall 2010

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GGRB28 Lecture 4 From Colonialism to Market Triumphalism Google Treatment Action Campaign for a better understanding of next weeks video Colonial Rule Shaped the countries that exists today Affected the languages spoken in various countries today (depending on the country that ran the colonies) Affected structures around health Colonial Medicine: Up to WWII (1939-1945) Mainly concerned with serving Western interests Most health initiatives from the government were concerned with the colonialists The services given to the population were given to benefit the country (by improving the health of the working population, it increased productivity) Directed towards urban areas Health was heavily skewed towards urban areas as settlers tended to live in urban areas Led to emergence of tropical medicine Technocratic, for instance through DDT interventions to address malaria A technocratic approach refers to the concentration on one type of disease; its a technical solution Helped promote racial segregation Natives and whites were separated, living in different areas as health issue
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