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Communicating Health, Communicating Disease

This film screening and discussion explores the changing ways in which ideas about infectious disease have been communicated to us over the past 50 years.

Beginning with a film about infection and hygiene in hospitals in 1963 and ending with a film about swine flu and vaccination in 2009, this session will examine the evolution of how public health messages are presented to the public.

The themes we will explore together include:

continuities and changes over time in both the content of the films and how they were presented
the kinds of behaviours that were being encouraged by the films; and
how the film-makers envisaged the public.
We will also examine what we think of these films now through discussion between an academic panel and event attendees.
On the panel will be:

Dr Alex Mold (Lecturer in History and panel Chair, London School)
Professor Anne Marie Rafferty (Chair of Nursing Policy, Kings College London)
Dr Catherine Dodds (Lecturer in Health Policy with a research background in HIV treatment and prevention, London School)
Sandra Mounier-Jack (Lecturer in Health Policy currently exploring vaccine adoption, London School).

We hope to discover not only how public health messages have changed, but also how our views of public health have altered over time and we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

This event will be followed by a reception in the South Courtyard Cafe


Dr Alex Mold | talks | www
Professor Anne Marie Rafferty | talks | www
Dr Catherine Dodds | talks | www
Sandra Mournier-Jack | talks | www


Date and Time:

25 March 2014 at 5:30 pm


2 hours



London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Keppel Street
020 7927 2236
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Organised by:

Public Engagement, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
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