A higiene rural nos primórdios da Organização Mundial de Saúde: outra vítima da Guerra Fria?

  • Socrates Litsios Retired (1997) Senior Scientist, World Health Organization
Palavras-chave: Higiene rural, saúde pública, saneamento ambiental, Guerra Fria, Organização Mundial de Saúde


A higiene rural constituiu um grande projeto da Organização de Saúde da Liga das Nações. Os primeiros anos da Organização Mundial de Saúde foram canalizados para o desenvolvimento de programas de higiene rural em vários países e para os incorporar como parte do programa prioritário do saneamento ambiental da OMS. Todavia, nos primeiros anos de 1950, estas iniciativas não conseguiram avançar por vários motivos, entre os quais se situa a importância crescente da Guerra Fria, na política externa dos Estados Unidos.


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