A brief history of the World Health Organization

  title={A brief history of the World Health Organization},
  author={Michael Mccarthy},
  journal={The Lancet},
In the 1800s, markedly increased trade and travel with the East led to outbreaks of cholera and other epidemic diseases in Europe. In response to cholera epidemics in 1830 and 1847, which killed tens of thousands in Europe, the first International Sanitary Conference was convened in Paris in 1851. At the time, the cause of cholera was unknown and due to political differences little was accomplished at this or the next several meetings. Nonetheless, the conferences were the first attempt at… Expand
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