International Museum Day 2020, theme: Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion
Program: Imagine all the people… – creators and heritage of the Croatian model of public health in the collections of the Division of the History of Medical Sciences and the Croatian Museum of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Organizers: Croatian Museum of Medicine and Pharmacy and the Division of the History of Medical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Authors of the program: prof. dr. sc. Stella Fatović-Ferenčić, MD; Silvija Brkić Midžić, senior curator; Ph.D. Martin Kuhar, MD
Imagine a world in which all people have the equal right to health care, regardless of place of residence and social status!
Croatian doctors under the leadership of Andrija Štampar (1888-1958), co-founder of the World Health Organization, creator of public health ideology and organizational model of health care, which was applied in the former state of Yugoslavia and accepted worldwide, advocated the construction of such a world. The work of Andrija Štampar as a part of the world heritage is again actualized today. A significant contribution was made by Berislav Borčić and Vladimir Ćepulić, who stood out in the fight against tuberculosis and as the founder of the first Croatian museum of medicine.
Virtual presentation of the topic Imagine all the people… is part of the heritage of public health Štampar’s era from the collections of the Division of History of Medical Sciences and the Croatian Museum of Medicine and Pharmacy HAZU bringing to the public published works on this topic, selected content from the Museum’s website and the catalogue of the exhibition From the state to the public: tuberculosis in the funds of the Croatian State Archives and the Department of the History of Medical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Zagreb, 2014).
Here is a recent scientific article:
Stella Fatović-Ferenčić, Martin Kuhar
“Imagine all the people” : Andrija Štampar’s ideology in the context of contemporary public health initiatives. Acta medico-historica Adriatica (Online). – ISSN 1334-6253. – 17 (2019), 2 ; str. 269-284
Recently, the World Health Organization launched its Universal Health Coverage initiative with the aim to improve access to quality health care on a global level, without causing financial hardship to the patients. In this paper, we will identify and analyze the ideological similarities between this influential initiative and the work of one of the founders of the WHO—Andrija Štampar (1888–1958)—whose social medicine was built of various normative, sociological and philosophical elements. Our aim is to demonstrate the crucial role of carefully erected and thought-out ideology for the success of public health programs.
Whole text is available on this link: https://hrcak.srce.hr/232039