Barefoot Doctors Program in Chinese Healthcare

The barefoot doctors program becomes officially integrated into the Chinese national healthcare policy under the official title of the ‘rural cooperative medical systems’. It forms the basis of much of the inspiration for the Primary Health…

Not Medicine, but Better Standards

Respected British Professor of Social medicine, Thomas McKeown, argues that the overall health of England’s population had been largely un-effected by medicine as the decreased death rates recorded were simply due to better standards of living…

UDHR Establishes rights based

1948 – Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes the importance of a rights based approach to human health.

Rural Reconstruction Movement in China

Rural Reconstruction Movement in China establishes the foundations of the Barefoot Doctors program.

The Flexner Report is published

The Flexner Report is published in the United States and by redefining educational norms becomes, according to most historians of medicine, the single most influential document on the practice of medicine in the 20th century. It ushers in the…