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Evolution of International Health Security Policies and Organizations

Evolution of International Health Security Policies and Organizations. Please watch video to learn more.

Dr. Jamicia Hoyle delves into the historical development of international health security policies and organizations in this video. She begins by highlighting the early challenges posed by infectious diseases brought by international travel, leading to the first International Sanitary Conference in 1851. Despite early setbacks, international cooperation progressed, culminating in the successful 1892 conference in Vienna, which established the first International Sanitary Convention. This milestone paved the way for agreements on plague, cholera, and yellow fever regulations, and the formation of the International Health Bureau.

The emergence of non-governmental organizations, such as the Rockefeller Foundation, during World War I played a crucial role in advancing global health. Post-World War I, the League of Nations and the Pan American Sanitary Organization operated alongside existing European organizations. However, the eventual creation of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948 unified global health efforts, taking over the responsibilities of earlier organizations and fostering standardized international health regulations.

How did non-governmental organizations like the Rockefeller Foundation contribute to global health efforts during World War I? Please check the reference to learn more.

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