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GGRB28H3 LECTURE 5
February 9th 2011
Colonial histories of wide global disparities in health
World unequal in health major reason of this is because of
colonialism
Colonial Medicine. Up to World War 2
World war 2 important period in terms of institutions such
as the World Bank etc.
Colonialism most happened in the 19th century
Opposite of technocratic -> technocratic means you emphasis
a technological solution to health, so with malaria you would
spray with DDT
Colonial health helped promote racial segregation
Black people werent given rights, they were being colonized
Post war visions of health and development
after 1995 was the creation of a whole set of institutions
which mediated links between the first and the third world
the UN ( united nations) relatively new
the second world war destroyed many parts of the world and
that meant that these countries needed to be re-built
at the same time there was a sense that the world needed to
work together so that they didnt generate another war
in the period after the second world war there was an atomic
bomb
either you had countries joining the soviet block or the
western world
the markets * in the west world*
who are western companies going to sell products to? the
third world , selling clothes for instance or other types of
items . would benefit the west to do this you needed to
improve the peoples health no point on having a death rate
where people die when they are like 30 , so by improving
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colonial histories of wide global disparities in health. world unequal in health major reason of this is because of colonialism. world war 2 important period in terms of institutions such as the world bank etc. colonialism most happened in the 19th century. opposite of technocratic -> technocratic means you emphasis a technological solution to health, so with malaria you would spray with ddt. black people weren"t given rights, they were being colonized. at the same time there was a sense that the world needed to work together so that they didn"t generate another war in the period after the second world war there was an atomic bomb. either you had countries joining the soviet block or the western world the markets * in the west world* western government in nigeria -> sprayed ddt everywhere but didn"t t ry to reduce malnutrition or increase food production or improve water supply.

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