The historical roots of institutionalized healthcare and education in Sub-Saharan Africa, the cases of Cameroon and Zambia

Using newly collected evidence for colonial Zambia and Cameroon, we show how strong and lasting the effects of historical investments in education and healthcare are in explaining contemporary outcomes.
Jutta Bolt & colleagues – October 17, 2021

Lifting the burden of disease. The modernization of health in the Netherlands, 1854-1940

This contribution presents an innovative research project, titled Lifting the burden of disease, based on the individual level cause-of-death data for the city of Amsterdam between 1854 and 1940. These data create a unique historical laboratory in which we can study epidemiological change and its determinants.
Angélique Janssens – October 17, 2021