Rethinking Historical Trajectories of Tropical Medicine in a Global Perspective

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The Workshop on the History of Tropical Medicine (WHTM) organized under the auspices of the Centre for Global Health and Tropical Medicine (GHTM) took place at the Institute for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of the Universidade NOVA in Lisbon on 14th and 15th December 2017, forming part of the celebrations of the institute’s 115th anniversary. It brought together 27 scholars from Europe, North America, Latin America and Africa who presented 22 papers, distributed across six thematic sessions, preceded by a keynote address. The
papers presented and discussed during the meeting, covered a wide range of issues, including epidemiology, health systems and services, disease control and eradication programmes, biomedical knowledge and research, military and civil medicine, veterinary medicine, colonial and post-colonial medicine, entomology, medical networks, and international and global health. The present paper provides a summary of workshop proceedings and of the papers presented during the two-day meeting, the first of its kind held at the IHMT.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-88
JournalAnais Do Instituto De Higiene E Medicina Tropical
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018


  • History
  • Biomedicine
  • Tropical medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Public health
  • Global health


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