Topic: Disease Eradication
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.
A foundation set on eradicating mosquito-born diseases had to accept that disease control was good enough.
Key points in the history of American foundations’ engagement with public health.
A hundred years ago, hookworm disease was an epidemic across the US South. Northern philanthropy tried to help.
Century-old tips to prevent infection still make sense today.
How battling hookworm on rural farms laid the groundwork for a global public health system.
The yellow fever vaccine developed in the 1930s has been used worldwide ever since. Creating it took years and cost several lives. Some thought it would never happen.