COVID-19 heightens the imperative to decolonize global health research

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has both highlighted and exacerbated global health inequities, leading for calls for responses to COVID to promote social justice and ensure that no one is left behind. One key lesson to be learnt from the pandemic is the critical importance of decolonizing global health and global health research so that African countries are better placed to address pandemic challenges in contextually relevant ways. This paper argues that to be successful, programmes of decolonization in complex global health landscapes require a complex three-dimensional approach. Drawing on the broader discourse of political decolonization that has been going on in the African context for over a century, we present a model for unpacking the complex task of decolonization. Our approach suggests a three-dimensional approach which encompasses hegemomic; epistemic; and commitmental elements.

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Author:Caesar Alimsinya Atuire, Susan Bull
Parent Title (English):Global justice : theory, practice, rhetoric
Publisher:The Global Justice Network
Place of publication:[S.l]
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2022/04/14
Date of first Publication:2022/04/14
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/05/09
Tag:Africa; data-sharing; decolonization; global health justice; health research
Page Number:18
First Page:60
Last Page:77
Institutes:Gesellschaftswissenschaften / Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 30 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie / 300 Sozialwissenschaften
3 Sozialwissenschaften / 34 Recht / 340 Recht
6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht