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Committee for Health in Southern Africa records, 1981-1998, bulk 1985-1991

Series III: Conferences and Workshops, 1985-1992

Most of the documents in this series relate to the highly successful Fourth International Workshop on Health in South Africa, also known as the Maputo Workshop. Although many organizations were involved, CHISA was the primary coordinator, responsible for drafting the program, inviting speakers, and raising funds. It took two years and considerable effort to plan, in part because participating organizations were scattered across fifteen countries and faced political and technical problems that made communication impossible for months at a time. Letters between CHISA members and other organizations discuss overall goals, potential workshop sessions, speakers, and logistics. Members were particularly concerned about funding, but CHISA was able to raise enough to pay for travel and accommodation for many African delegates. In addition to correspondence, the Maputo files contain workshop outlines, conference programs, follow-ups and reports on the conference's impact, and a copy of the proceedings. This series also contains smaller amounts of information on other conferences CHISA participated in, including the Symposium on Poverty and Change in Southern Africa and the National Conference in Support of the ANC.

Files are arranged alphabetically by event title.

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Box 11 Folder 7 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) South African Delegation, 1990

Box 11 Folder 8 African National Congress, 1987

Box 11 Folder 9 Beyond Apartheid Health, 1992

Box 11 Folder 10 Beyond Medical Care in the South African Transition, 1990

Fourth International Conference on Health in South Africa (Maputo Conference), 1989-1990

Box 11 Folder 11 Planning Notes, 1988-1989

Box 12 Folder 1-2 Planning Notes, 1989, 2 folders

Box 12 Folder 3-6 Correspondence, 1989-1990, 4 folders

Box 12 Folder 7-8 Agendas, 1990, 2 folders

Box 13 Folder 1 "Action on AIDS in Southern Africa"--Proceedings, 1990

Box 13 Folder 2 "Proceedings of Maputo Conference on Health in Transition In Southern Africa", 1990 April 9-16

Box 13 Folder 3 "Declaration on Health in Southern Africa", 1990

Box 13 Folder 4 Roster of Speakers, 1990

Box 13 Folder 5 Press Release, 1990

Box 13 Folder 6 Human Rights Delegation, 1985

Box 13 Folder 7 National Conference in Support of the ANC, 1992

Box 13 Folder 8 South African Health Workers Congress, 1989-1991

Box 13 Folder 9 Symposium on Children in Detention, 1987

Box 13 Folder 10 Symposium on Poverty and Change in South Africa, 1989

Box 13 Folder 11 Third Workshop on Poverty, 1989

Box 13 Folder 12 Workshop Programs, 1987

Box 13 Folder 13 Working Group Notes

Box 13 Folder 14 University of the Witwatesrand


Box 18 Special Section: Action on Apartheid, 1987 October 18-22, 1 audiocassettes

Box 18 Women, Children and Health in South Africa, 1987 October 18-22, 2 audiocassettes