Colonialism's Fingerprints on Global Health

Global health faces a reckoning amid efforts to identify and correct colonialism’s legacy—which has shaped “who controls funding, who attends conferences, where they are held, how research teams are structured, and whose books are included in syllabi,” writes Andrew Green.
Harvard University public health students advanced the debate with a conference this past February. “The usual approaches reinforce a system that disregards or downplays the perspective of the global south,” explains Sudipta Saha, one of the organizers.
There’s no consensus on next steps, but the Harvard students are advancing an approach for global health institutions to open discussions about colonialism’s reach.

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