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Gaceta Sanitaria

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RODRIGUEZ-OCANA, Esteban. Public health in Franco's Spain as seen from the World Health Organization: the Brockington Report (1967). Gac Sanit [online]. 2018, vol.32, n.6, pp.582-583. ISSN 0213-9111.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2018.03.004.

The aim of this note is to introduce the report on the health system of Spain written in 1967 by the WHO expert on Public Health Administration, and retired professor of the University of Manchester, Prof. CF Brockington, I summarise along general lines the relationships established between Spain and the WHO, describe the role of consultants, give an outline of the character of this author and the political context of the time. I also describe the difficulties encountered with his recommendations, which can nevertheless be viewed as seminal contributions to the major changes that were to take place during the Spanish Democratic Transition. The full text of the Report, in Spanish, can be accessed in the online Appendix of this article.

Keywords : International relations; Health planning.

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