Video: What will it take to decolonize global health?

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Calls to decolonize global health are growing as countries around the world struggle to contain the coronavirus and inequalities caused by imbalanced power structures resurface.

What will it take to decolonize global health?

Watch the video explainer with Devex Associate Editor Amruta Byatnal on YouTube.

Experts from the global south have said the colonial mentality dictates who gets to make decisions, who gets to participate in the process of development, and who benefits from opportunities.

But what does it really mean to decolonize global health, as well as the broader global development sector?

In this video explainer, Devex looks at how colonization 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.

About the authors

  • Amruta Byatnal

    Amruta Byatnal is an Associate Editor at Devex. She reports on global health and human rights, with a special focus on the politics of international food policy. Previously, she worked for News Deeply and The Hindu. She is a graduate of Cornell University where she studied international development.
  • Naomi Mihara

    Naomi Mihara is a Video Journalist for Devex, based in Barcelona. She has a background in journalism and international development, having previously worked as an assistant correspondent for Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper and as a communications officer for the International Organization for Migration in Southeast Asia. She holds a master's degree in multimedia journalism from Bournemouth University.