Decolonising medicines and global health: We need genuine and lasting reforms that put patients in the driving seat

“Black Lives Matter protests spread across the world after George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis in May. © Shutterstock/Tverdokhlib
Geneva, Switzerland, houses the headquarters of many of the institutions of global public health. © Shutterstock

You can look through the windows and see the meetings taking place where life-and-death decisions for many millions of people halfway across the world are being made.

“There is a hair between being a defender of people’s right to health and being a colonial tool…”

Tammam Aloudat is a Syrian physician. He has been a humanitarian medical worker for the past 20 years with MSF and the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.

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