Committee for Health in Southern Africa

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Duration: 1984 - 1995
Location: New York, United States


Founded in July 1984, the Committee for Health in Southern Africa (CHISA) was a non-profit organization of people in North America who volunteered their time on issues of health in Southern Africa, particularly on health issues raised by apartheid. Health and health issues are broadly defined, in keeping with the definition of the World Health Organization that health is a state of complete physical, psychological and social well-being. Prime concerns of CHISA were health and related human rights in South Africa and the role of health professionals and professional organizations in that country. CHISA maintained a liaison in South Africa with the National Medical and Dental Association (NAMDA), a multi-racial organization with broader functions but a similar set of prime concerns. CHISA maintained liaison with local chapters across the continent.

Organizational Archive


Title: Committee for Health in Southern Africa
Time Span: 1984 - 1995
Description: The archive includes correspondence of the steering committee regarding Committee for Health in South Africa (CHISA) meetings, finances, membership, and the organization of or participation in conferences in the USA and in southern Africa; selected occasional newsletters of CHISA and related organizations; selected newspaper clippings and excerpts from publications on apartheid and health issues in South Africa; unpublished and published conference proceedings; and other selected publications relating to health issues in southern Africa, especially South Africa.
Housed At: Columbia University, Butler Library, The Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research, The Rare Books and Manuscripts Library
Location: 535 West 114th Street, 6th Floor, New York, New York,10027, United States
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Phone: 212-854-3630
Reference Email: rbml@libraries.cul.columbia.edu
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