Diplomatic Corps, autism researchers, advocates and political
representatives including Sarah Brown, wife of the then British
prime minister, Gordon Brown, and Ban Soon-taek, wife of United
Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who chaired the discussions.
Suzanne Wright, co-founder of the charity Autism Speaks, stated
that, ‘ Autism is a globalhealth crisis that knows no
A Belated but Welcome Theory of Change on Mental Health and
set out such strategic guidance ‘for the first time’
five years into the SDGs. In the current globalhealth crisis which has so starkly
exposed the fragility of mental health and underscored the interrelation between
mental and physical health, and between health and its social determinants, the ToC
for use by development and humanitarian sectors has come not a moment too soon. I
suggest that two outputs within the document are key to achieving the quality
This book explains the current fascination with autism by linking it to a longer history of childhood development. Drawing from a staggering array of primary sources, it traces autism back to its origins in the early twentieth century and explains why the idea of autism has always been controversial and why it experienced a 'metamorphosis' in the 1960s and 1970s. The book locates changes in psychological theory in Britain in relation to larger shifts in the political and social organisation of schools, hospitals, families and childcare. It explores how government entities have dealt with the psychological category of autism. The book looks in detail at a unique children's 'psychotic clinic' set up in London at the Maudsley Hospital in the 1950s. It investigates the crisis of government that developed regarding the number of 'psychotic' children who were entering the public domain when large long-stay institutions closed. The book focuses on how changes in the organisation of education and social services for all children in 1970 gave further support to the concept of autism that was being developed in London's Social Psychiatry Research Unit. It also explores how new techniques were developed to measure 'social impairment' in children in light of the Seebohm reforms of 1968 and other legal changes of the early 1970s. Finally, the book argues that epidemiological research on autism in the 1960s and 1970s pioneered at London's Institute of Psychiatry has come to define global attempts to analyse and understand what, exactly, autism is.
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may in part have also evolved from religious missions.
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‘medical mission’. I think it’s the view that you are doing
good above all else; you are delivering charity, that may have driven this
separation from daily medical practice; that there is a separate space where people
suffer and people in that space should be grateful for what they get – harsh,
perhaps, but I think it has been a factor. People perhaps
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In this book scholars from across the globe investigate changes in ‘society’ and ‘nation’ over time through the lens of immunisation. Such an analysis unmasks the idea of vaccination as a simple health technology and makes visible the social and political complexities in which vaccination programmes are embedded. The collection of essays gives a comparative overview of immunisation at different times in widely different parts of the world and under different types of political regime. Core themes in the chapters include immunisation as an element of state formation; citizens’ articulation of seeing (or not seeing) their needs incorporated into public health practice; allegations that development aid is inappropriately steering third-world health policies; and an ideological shift that treats vaccines as marketable and profitable commodities rather than as essential tools of public health. Throughout, the authors explore relationships among vaccination, vaccine-making, and the discourses and debates on citizenship and nationhood that have accompanied mass vaccination campaigns. The thoughtful investigations of vaccination in relation to state power, concepts of national identify (and sense of solidarity) and individual citizens’ sense of obligation to self and others are completed by an afterword by eminent historian of vaccination William Muraskin. Reflecting on the well-funded global initiatives which do not correspond to the needs of poor countries, Muraskin asserts that an elite fraternity of self-selected global health leaders has undermined the United Nations system of collective health policy determination by launching global disease eradication and immunisation programmes over the last twenty years.