Decolonising Global Health: Programme Launch

UNU-IIGH will host an event to launch the new research programme, Decolonising Global Health.

- Asia/Kuala Lumpur

On 13 September 2022 (at 16:00, UTC +8), the UNU International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) will host an event to launch the new research programme, Decolonising Global Health.

Power asymmetries — leading to unhealthy dependencies, exploitative relationships, and culturally inappropriate and badly designed policies — are a long-standing trait of global health. In recent years, efforts to rebalance these asymmetries have coalesced around calls to decolonise global health.

UNU-IIGH views the current interest in decolonisation as a useful catalyst for shifting power and encouraging forms of global health practice that are better tailored to the needs and contexts of low- and lower-middle-income countries and marginalised populations everywhere.

This event will feature a discussion about three intersecting dimensions of global health: colonialism within global health; colonisation of global health; and colonialism through global health.


  • Danny D. Gotto, Founder & Executive Director of Innovations for Development
  • Anna Marriott, Senior Health Policy Advisor, Oxfam GB
  • Sabina F. Rashid, Professor and Dean of the James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC
  • David McCoy, Research Lead, UNU-IIGH


  • Emma Rhule, Senior Researcher, UNU-IIGH

The event will also be live-streamed on:

For event updates, visit the UNU-IIGH website.

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