Mao Zedong’s Fight Against Schistosomiasis

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-187
Journal / PublicationPerspectives in Biology and Medicine
Volume51
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008

Abstract

In 1956, Mao Zedong began a mass campaign against schistosomiasis in the Peoples Republic of China. The campaign, which integrated mass mobilization, science, agricultural production, local construction projects, and prophylactic measures, was fueled primarily by a determination to accelerate China's agricultural development. The initial success of this campaign encouraged Mao to embark on the next stage of socialism, the Great Leap Forward. As attention was diverted away from schistosomiasis, however, the disease has again become a major burden to the health of the country.

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Mao Zedong’s Fight Against Schistosomiasis. / FAN, KAWAI; LAI, HONKEI.

In: Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 51, No. 2, 04.2008, p. 176-187.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review