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Trend reversals in the public health of Limburg, past and present

On April 29, the Centre for the Social History of Limburg and Maastricht University organize a public event on trend reversals in the public health of Limburg, in the past and present. The province of Limburg is known for its historical and present-day lower life expectancy compared to other Dutch regions. Speakers from varying backgrounds will elaborate on how trend reversals in this disadvantageous position in public health have been or should be accomplished. What were the causes of the lagging position of Limburg? And how has this position been reversed? Which parallels and differences can be found between the historical lag in public health and the present-day one?

HHH member and PhD candidate Mayra Murkens will present her findings on the historical trend reversal in the high infant and adult mortality in early twentieth century Maastricht, which is part of her dissertation on socioeconomic and gender inequalities in the course of the health transition in Maastricht. For the full programme, please check the event website.

The event is free and open to everyone who is interested, although the working language will be Dutch.
Date and time: Friday, April 29, 1.30-5 pm
Venue: Historisch Centrum Limburg, Sint Pieterstraat 7, Maastricht
Registration: before April 27, by sending an e-mail to info-shcl@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

All information is found on the event website.