Amruta Byatnal is an Associate Editor at Devex based in New Delhi. She reports on global health, gender and human rights. Previously, she worked for News Deeply and The Hindu. She is a graduate of Cornell University where she studied international development.
In states like Bihar, public health infrastructure remains substandard and COVID-19 fatigue is taking over. At a time like this, the promise of a vaccine might seem like a panacea but not everyone is convinced.
Strikes, deaths, and shortages. A lack of health care workers is derailing India's coronavirus response. Experts say years of low investment in rural health care, skewed prioritization, and unequal distribution of resources is now being highlighted.
In this video explainer, Devex looks at how colonial mentality in the development sector has been affecting the COVID-19 response, why that is important to address right now, and what it will really take to decolonize global health.