Project

Decolonising Global Health

This project calls to decolonise global health and address contemporary forms of neo-colonialism and power asymmetries in global health.

Date Published
3 Feb 2022
Expected Start Date
01 Jan 2021
Expected End Date
31 Dec 2023
Project Status
Active

Over the past few years, calls to decolonise global health have developed momentum amongst a wide group of actors concerned with rebalancing or reversing the impacts of colonial histories, as well as addressing contemporary forms of neo-colonialism and power asymmetries in global health. Moving towards a more de-colonial and equitable system of governance, funding, research and practice is not only a moral issue, but also one that will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the global health system. Presently the ‘decolonising global health’ agenda consists of a loose network of individuals, organisations and projects involving a range of actors. UNU-IIGH is well-positioned to help coordinate this network and convene a sub-set of initiatives aimed at generating positive change and impact.

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