General Information


The Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Education, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, in collaboration with the University of York and Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/ Fiocruz, Brazil (under a British Academy joint project) invites you to participate in our conference on the history of Public Health and Society in Latin America and the Caribbean.


DATES: Wednesday 6th – Saturday 9th July 2016

VENUE: Teaching and Learning Centre, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.



This three day conference is designed to explore the complex relationship between public health and Latin American and Caribbean societies from the colonial to the present era. As the third leg of a series of international workshops on the history of public health policies and practice in these regions, it will focus on the engagement of medical personnel, policy makers, health agencies and the public in relation to the evolution of public health perspectives, regulations and implementation. It intends, as well, to pursue discourse on the varied consequences of imperialism, racism and classism in public health approaches, the role of traditional medicine and the treatment of mental disabilities within the Caribbean and Latin America.

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Top Image: Old Leprosarium at Chacachare, Trinidad. Photo by William Barrow, taken from Caribbean Beat Online Issue 133