Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123
CAMPOS, André Luiz Vieira de. International cooperation in health: the Special Service of Public Health and its nursing program. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.3, pp.879-888. ISSN 1678-4561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232008000300010.
This paper analyzes the role of the Serviço Especial de Saúde Pública (Special Service of Public Health) in developing and expanding higher education in nursing and to train auxiliary health personnel in Brazil under bilateral agreements between the US and Brazil during the 1940s and 1950s. The Nursing Program of the Special Service is approached from the perspective of its participation in a broader international cooperation developed by the Pan American Health Organization, but also as part of the state and nation building effort of the first Vargas Regime.
Keywords : International cooperation; Public health; Nursing; SESP; Brazil; United States.