Upcoming Global Health Histories Seminar 101- ' A world that counts?' Contexts for Health, information for Health

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Type: 
Seminar
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Public Health, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Health and Health Care


Global Health Histories Seminar 101
22 June 2017, 12:30 pm CEST
 Broadcast live over the internet, via webinar: http://www.euro.who.int/ghh

' A world that counts?' Contexts for Health, Information for Health 

In today’s world, an enormous amount of information about our life (and death) is being recorded as data. Health is no exception.  We are surrounded by numbers, from statistics on well-being and quality of life to epidemiological data that can help fight disease and even predict epidemics. In fact, a recent UN report about mobilizing the data revolution to support sustainable development describes our world as “a world that counts”.

However, there are many important social, political, and cultural factors that influence the process of collecting, producing, analysing, and managing quantitative data. This panel discussion will explore the cultural contexts of data and the powerful potential for (and possible pitfalls of) ruling the world by numbers.
More details can be found here:  https://www.york.ac.uk/history/global-health-histories/events/ghh-semina...

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