The public health administration in line with the relationship between Spain and the world health organization under Franco
MAIN RESEARCHER: Esteban Rodríguez Ocaña
PLACE OF EXECUTION: University of Granada
- Draw an overview of the main changes in European health thinking regarding health administration in the first 30 years of existence of WHO.
- Identify and chronologically order all collaboration programs and all activities in which WHO participated in Spanish health participation during the Franco era.
- Identify these participants and identify those who held key positions in these activities and programs.
- If possible by age and condition, manage interviews with them to create an archive of oral sources.
- Study the results of the health administration program, which was embodied in the National Center for Health Demonstration (Talavera de la Reina), opened in 1976.
- Study the implementation of Family Planning programs by WHO-Europe.
- Analyze the effects in Spain of the WHO proposals on family planning.
The fight against viral diseases in Spain through relations with WHO (1949-1986)
MAIN RESEARCHER: María Isabel Porras Gallo
PLACE OF EXECUTION: University of Castilla-La Mancha
- Identify WHO work programs with Spain regarding the fight against viral diseases (rabies, smallpox, polio, influenza, rubella, measles and mumps). li >
- Analyze WHO’s work programs with Spain regarding the fight against viral diseases (rabies, smallpox, polio, influenza, rubella, measles and mumps) and their degree of implantation.
- Study the impact of these programs on the Spanish epidemiological reality.
- Analyze the impact of such programs and associated activities (courses, scientific meetings …) on the development and transformation of laboratories and virological research centers in Spain.
- Study the participation of leading Spanish scientists in the field of virology in WHO Expert Committees and their relations with other international scientists.
- Analyze the participation of Florencio Pérez Gallardo as a member of the WHO Expert Committee on rabies and the collaboration of Spanish laboratories in international trials on disease prophylaxis. li>
- Analyze the process of transfer of scientific-technical knowledge, practices and health professionals among the seven viral diseases studied.
- Identify and analyze the processes of improvement and acquisition of specialized training of health professionals on viral diseases in the framework of WHO actions and activities.
- Examine the follow-up in Spain of the WHO recommendations on the cultivation of viruses of the diseases considered (rabies, smallpox, polio, influenza, rubella, measles and mumps) and making vaccines against them.
- Study the articulation of vaccination programs against the seven viral diseases and evaluate their impact on the establishment of the vaccination calendar and the subsequent modifications registered.