During the 1950s, colonial malariologists, in conjunction with experts from the World Health Organization, set up malaria eradication pilot projects across tropical Africa. They deployed new synthetic insecticides such as DLD, HCH, and DDT, and new antimalarials, such as chloroquine and pyrimethamine, in an effort to establish protocols for eradication. These efforts 'protected' some fourteen million Africans. Yet by the early 1960s, the experts concluded that eradication was not feasible, and the pilot projects were disbanded.
Presented by Chapurukha Kusimba, American University, at the Center for Historical Research, Department of History at The Ohio State University on October 31, 2014.
Recent mass shootings have turned American attention to the nation’s mental health system, its perceived failings, and it's potential to stem the tide of mass violence. However, Americans have a long history of pointing to mental illness as a panacea for solving social problems and an equally lengthy history of criticizing the treatment of those considered mentally ill.
"Gland-feelers, Researchers, and Elusive Patients: Perspectives on Sleeping Sickness Control in East Africa" presented by Mari Webel, Postdoctoral Fellow in African studies and Global Health, Emory Univeristy at the Center for Historical Research, Department of History, The Ohio State University on Feb. 1, 2013.
On January 15, 2016, Professor Caroline Schroeder, The University of the Pacific, presented, "Monks and Their Children: Family and Familial Renunciation in Late Antique Egypt" at the Center for Historical Research in the Department of History at The Ohio State University.