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The Centre for History in Public Health

Contributing to historical understanding of public health policy and practice

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The Centre for History in Public Health

Contributing to historical understanding of public health policy and practice

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The Centre for History in Public Health

Contributing to historical understanding of public health policy and practice

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We develop historical understanding of public health, health systems, communicable and non-communicable diseases. Our unique location within a multidisciplinary public health institution enables us to lead the way in bringing the past into the present.

MOOC History Public Health

Free online course on the history of public health in Britain. Study where public health has come from, why it looks the way it does today, and where it might go next.

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Patrick Manson experimenting with filaria sanguinis-hominis on a human subject in China. Painting by E. Board, ca. 1912. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

Patrick Manson experimenting with filaria sanguinis-hominis on a human subject in China. Painting by E. Board, ca. 1912. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY

Decolonising Global Health

Learn more about the History Centre's work on decolonising global health. Current activities include a research project and lecture series.

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News & Updates

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Friday 5 November 2021
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Friday 24 September 2021
CHiPH Newsletter
Thursday 13 May 2021

Contact us

Centre for History in Public Health
LSHTM, 15 -17 Tavistock Place
London WC1H 9SH

Tel: 0207 927 2434
Fax: 0207 927 2701
Email:  chiph@lshtm.ac.uk