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CLIP 3214

Improving public health in 1946

Improving public health in 1946

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Key Info
  • Improving public health in 1946
  • Duration: 02:10
  • A government information film from 1946 illustrates the progress being made in improving public health. Spending money on sanitation, hospitals and maternity services has resulted in declining rates of infant mortality. Health checks have been introduced to schools, hospitals possess new technologies, and the battle against many common diseases is being won.
  • Credits: North West Film Archives at the Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Subject:



    Development and Health

  • Keywords: health, infant mortality, population, public health, cholera, rickets, sanitation, hospitals, post-war, welfare
Ideas for use in class
  • The clip states that in 1945 infant mortality was 54/1000. Which countries equate to this today?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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