Neocolonialism in Global Health

At its worst, global health today is a self-congratulatory neocolonial machine in which doctors, professors, researchers and others from wealthy places with abounding privilege are further exalted because they are doing work that their Global South counterparts do as part of their everyday lives with little to no recognition. At its best, it is a humble attempt to equal the playing field of life between North and South by trying to unravel the tightly bound chains of colonialism.

From my NPR piece: It’s Time To End The Colonial Mindset In Global Health

Link: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/12/30/784392315/opinion-its-time-to-end-the-colonial-mindset-in-global-health

In this NPR piece, Dr. Mishal Khan and I discuss how the 2020 Covid19 response in many wealthy countries has been limited by their own neocolonial attitudes that have kept them from adopting the expertise of Asian and African countries that are more well versed in stopping epidemic outbreaks.

Link: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/05/29/862602058/opinion-the-ghosts-of-colonialism-are-haunting-the-worlds-response-to-the-pandem