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Latin American Social Medicine, Then and Now

Colloquium | April 18 | 6-8 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)


Jaime Breilh, Rector (Director), Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador; Dorothy Porter, Department of Anthropology, History & Social Medicine, UC San Francisco; Clara Mantini-Briggs, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Fernando Losada, NNU and Global Nurses United; Luther Castillo, Founder, First Popular Garifuna Hospital in Honduras

Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU)


Jaime Breilh, Rector of the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar, Quito, Ecuador

Dorothy Porter, Department of Anthropology, History & Social Medicine, UC San Francisco

Clara Mantini-Briggs, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Fernando Losada, NNU and Global Nurses United

Luther Castillo, Founder, First Popular Garifuna Hospital in Honduras

For nearly a century, Latin American health practitioners have been at the forefront of innovating responses to social inequalities. Emphasizing “praxis”-- the combination of social theory and political practice--adherents of Latin American Social Medicine (LASM) have participated in many of the region’s social justice movements. Salvador Allende, a pathologist and late president of Chile, played a key role in establishing the field with his path-breaking epidemiological work. This served as the foundation for his presidency until his death in the country’s 1973 US-supported military coup d’état. While LASM has become a widely respected field, its accomplishments remain little known in the English-speaking world. Please join us for a panel on the history and current manifestations of Latin American Social Medicine.

Also note that we have another event with Dr. Breilh on Thursday, April 19. For details visit bcsm.berkeley.edu/events

Sponsored by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU) and the Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, UC Berkeley


bcsm@berkeley.edu, 510-642-0813