Decolonizing Global Health
Globally, conversations around public and global health are developed based on the knowledge and perspective that is produced by scholars and practitioners from the higher income countries. Traditionally, universities in Western societies are perceived as the gatekeepers of knowledge on health and medicine. On the contrary, Lower and Middle Income countries are predominantly presented and examined as low capacity geographies and the origins of infectious disease.
In this summer school we aim to understand colonialism and its role inshaping health and knowledge creating in global public health. Our lecturers come from different parts of the world and include practitioners and NGO workers, as well as academics.
Our goal is to have participants from different parts of the globe to be able to discuss the importance of contexts, lived experiences and past histories when talking about global health.
We will learn about:
- Post-colonialism and decolonization in general and its place in the global health
- Impacts of colonialism on health definitions, health theories, health systems and health practices
- Health interventions in Low and Middle Income Countries and post-colonial approaches
- Global health agenda, target setting and post colonialism
- A vision for hope, a vision for future in global health agenda, teaching, research
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