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In the mid-1950s, with planning and funding from the United States, Mexico embarked on an ambitious campaign to eradicate malaria, which was widespread and persistent. This new history explores the politics of that campaign. Marcos Cueto describes the international basis of the program, its national organization in Mexico, its local implementation by health practitioners and workers, and its reception among the population. Drawing on archives in the United States, Mexico, and Switzerland, he highlights the militant Cold War rhetoric of the founders and analyzes the mixed motives of participants at all levels. Following the story through the dwindling campaign in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Cueto raises questions relevant to today's international health campaigns against malaria, AIDS, and tuberculosis.

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Drawing on archival and library materials from Mexico, Europe, and the US, Cueto (history of public health, U. of Peruana Cayetano Heredita, Lima, Peru) examines the interplay of medical, political, and cultural factors in the development of a major effort to eliminate malaria during the 1950s in one of the biggest Latin American countries. His focus narrows from global designs to national decisions, and local responses. A final chapter looks at the resurgence of malaria since the middle 1980s and what can be learned from it. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN:
9780801886454
Author:
Cueto, Marcos
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Gerontology
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Malaria - Mexico - History
Subject:
Social medicine - Mexico - History
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Copyright:
Series:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.20x6.40x.98 in. 1.17 lbs.

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