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Contesting Health Care, 1930-2013: South Africa

This year Prof Shula Marks will speak on "Contesting Health Care, 1930-2013: South Africa's Experience of Social Medicine in International Perspective". A Capetonian, Prof Marks is Emeritus Professor of History at the School of African and Oriental Studies in London. She will also be leading a more intimate interactive seminar, especially for students, linked to PHASA.

The David Sanders Lecture in Public Health and Social Justice provides a platform to promote these values by inviting an eminent speaker to engage with contemporary challenges and opportunities for public health research, teaching and practice to contribute to this transformative vision and process. In the spirit of Professor Sanders’ contributions, the Lecturer will be invited to bring both scientific excellence and implications for political and social action to bear on their chosen issue. Building on the tradition of holding seminars and public lectures during the annual SOPH Winter School, this annual Lecture will engage scholars, practitioners, policy makers and activists and contribute to vigorous, socially engaged scholarly debate and practice.The Lecture has a global scope, but an African perspective, and will therefore be given by an African scholar, activist, practitioner or policy maker at least every second year, alternating with a speaker from other regions.

For more info and to RSVP, visit the UWC School of Government website.

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 17:30
Cape Town, South Africa