COVID-19 Pandemic Provides Opportunities To Address Inequities Within Global Health Sector, Blog Post Says

BMJ Opinion: Ankit Raj: The unequal dynamics of global health — are we still colonial at heart?
Ankit Raj, global surgery fellow at the WHO Collaborating Centre on surgical care research in LMICs in Mumbai, discusses inequities in the global health sector and highlights the impact of colonialism, writing, “In a world of huge divisions and inequity pervading every aspect of life, we need better accountability and fairer practices from those who have benefited from the systemic colonial mindset of global health. … The voices we hear in global debates are still mainly from privileged socioeconomic backgrounds, with far too little being heard from the most disadvantaged communities. … Steering global health in a new direction, in which we don’t repeat the same mistakes of the colonial past, could be the biggest lesson we learn from the pandemic” (12/17).

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