Story of Diseases: Learning from the past for today’s Global Health

On the 22nd of October The New Utrecht School, in collaboration with University College UtrechtJulius Global Health and Health Management Support Team, organizes a public lecture with the title Story of Diseases: Learning from the past for today’s Global Health.

To answer questions on how we should continue with global health in the future, we take a look at the past to reflect on the global history of disease. What issues have we overcome? How have they helped shape the global health architecture of today?

Sabine Uijl, Director of Education at the University College Utrecht, and James Kennedy, Dean of the University college Utrecht will open the first night in this series. Join our internationally renowned speakers in the debate on global health and its challenges.


Hind Khatib-Othman is currently chair of the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and former Managing Director for Programs of the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI Alliance).

Yves Charpak is MD Public Health, PhD Epidemiology and Vice-President of “Société Francaise de Santé Publique”, on the board of the European Public Health Association and former Senior Policy Advisor of the World Health Organisation Regional Director for Europe.

Frank Huisman is Professor in History of Medicine at the University Medical Center Utrecht and Maastricht University. He performs research on the historiography of medicine, quackery and the cultural authority of medicine.

Start date and time

22 October 2019 19:00

End date and time

22 October 2019 21:30

Free entrance