This is to invite you to the second CHUSS seminar scheduled to take place on 27th April, 2018.
Presenter: Dr. Virginie Tallio, Research Fellow, Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR)
Topic: Public Health and State Building in Post-War Context. The use of Vaccination Policies in the Huambo Province (Angola)
Dr Virginie Tallio explores how public health policies are used by the State to (re)gain legitimacy, taking the example of vaccination policies in Angola.
Angola was torn by a civil war for more than thirty years and the government has deployed diverse strategies to reconquer the country, understood both as territory and population. Dr Tallio analyzes how vaccination programs have been successful in that respect. Four non-medical purposes of vaccination policies, respectively to map the territory, to regulate the nurse, to create and discipline motherhood, and to integrate the Angolan health system into the global one, are emphasized in order to understand the processes leading to an embodiment of the Nation.
This seminar transcends Gender studies, Post-conflicts studies, and Medical anthropology.