“How does the history of population health impact our work today?” This question provided the basis of a recent webinar hosted by the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science, featuring AGHI Grad Research Fellow Vincenza Mazzeo. The event, part of the “Shifting Power And Advancing Equity In Population Health Webinar Series,” tracked the history and present of population control programs and family planning. Mazzeo appeared alongside Dr. Annabel Sowemimo (co-director and founder of charity the Reproductive Justice Initiative [RJI]) and Goodness Ogeyi Odey (ICFP; public health practitioner & researcher). Presenting on “Histories of Population Control Programs: From Global to Local Spaces,” Mazzeo attended to the case study (indeed the “paradox”) of South Africa from British and Dutch colonization through apartheid to the present day.
A full recording of the webinar is available here and below: [video] (transcript available in the video description).
We applaud Vincenza for her contribution to the field.