Down with Downstream Training

It’s time to shake up global health training courses that emphasize downstream individual approaches and neglect the upstream drivers of health inequities, according to a team of authors led by Tolu Oni from South Africa’s University of Cape Town.
 
They call for a coordinated approach to reviewing global health curricula—to help correct the under-representation of academic institutions from low- and middle-income countries.

Global health training frequently addresses the heavy burden of disease in LMICs, but often misses global inequality. “Poverty in the global south is a consequence of trade and political systems that create wealth and power in the north,” they write.


The Lancet Global Health (commentary)

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