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Decolonising Global Health – Symposium Netherlands Society for Trop Medicine and Global Health

Join us for a debate on Decolonising Global Health

‘THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGING’: an old song, a new reality. We all experience the effects of global crises, whether as result of climate changes or failing (economic, political, or societal) systems. Understanding and grasping the determinants underlying these global crises, and their disproportionate effect on vulnerable people, is necessary to instigate CHANGE. This exploration cannot be done without addressing the consequences of political and economic structures of the past and the colonial reality that shaped (and continues to shape) societies at large.

The aim of the DECOLONISING GLOBAL HEALTH event is to jointly reflect on the implications of DGH for us, global health professionals and students. Starting point for this journey is to share and learn from collective and individual perspectives on the theme. We will explore the colonial impact on health systems, and on social injustice and health inequities worldwide.

Join us on the 24th of November from 9.00 to 17.00 CET at the Rode Hoed in Amsterdam, the Netherlands or online.

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