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Lustrumcongres From Tropical Medicine to Global Health
9 juni - 09:30 - 17:30
Celebrating the 110th anniversary of the Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health (NVTG)
The Hague, December 8, 1907 – Thirty-seven Dutch medical doctors gathered to establish a society to promote the study of tropical medicine and related sciences, and seek solutions for problems in this domain. Ten years later the Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health (NVTG) had grown to 100 members, and we are hoping to welcome our 1000th member this year.
The ambitions of the initial group are still present in our society today, though they manifest themselves differently – in line with a changing landscape. The classic field of tropical medicine gradually broadened to what we now call the domain of global health. This is defined as an area of study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all for people worldwide (Koplan, 2009). Like many academic institutions and development organisations the NVTG adapted to this new context.
The congress From Tropical Medicine to Global Health takes the audience on a journey through the field of tropical medicine, international health and global health, from 1907 into the 21st century.