Topic: Medicine & Public Health
In the 1930s, an ambitious program to reshape China was cut short by war, but offered a model for community development.
What began as a philanthropic fund to honor its namesake became an early force in the social sciences.
A new program in the natural sciences increased funding and attention to the life sciences, and coined a new term along the way.
A new organization played an important part in assisting the Rockefeller Foundation by assembling cooperative studies on the issues of the day.
Working to change US medical education was one of the Rockefeller Foundation’s biggest endeavors in the 1910s and 1920s, extending from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore to Beijing, China.
Incorporated in 1923 with funding from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the IEB built a major scientific network in Europe and the US in only five years.
A massive program in nursing education extended to 53 schools across the globe. But it never became a top priority of the foundation that supported it.
Programs designed to build public health infrastructure, eradicate disease, and increase access to healthcare have formed the core of more than a hundred years of one foundation’s strategy.
Rockefeller Foundation agriculture programs begun in Mexico achieved global reach through four major research institutes. Building them was the result of partnership.
A foundation set on eradicating mosquito-born diseases had to accept that disease control was good enough.