HEALTH INEQUALITIES

COSMAS MUGAMBI: Why we must decolonise global health systems

In Summary
  • Territorial colonialism ended but global health crises such as HIV-Aids, Ebola and Covid-19 indicate that colonisation of medicine, economics, and politics, remains alive
  • High-income countries shape the language and response to pandemics resulting in adverse health outcomes

Global health entails partnerships between institutions in low- and middle-income countries ­and high-income countries – colonised nations colonisers.

The persistent influence of coloniality ...

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