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Decolonizing Global Public Health: Exploring the how, from now til as long as it takes

March 26, 2024 9:00 am 10:30 am

An interactive and thought-provoking discussion, this webinar critically examined a trend of historical legacies and power dynamics which if not checked, continue to shape global public health.

Participants engaged in deep reflection and dialogue to understand how colonialism, imperialism, and other systems of oppression have influenced the development and implementation of public health policies, practices, and research methodologies. The webinar further explored and contextualized strategies and approaches for decolonizing public health to promote equity and justice.


  • Preethi John, University College London
  • Bridget Malewezi, Mothers2mothers Malawi
  • Mareli Claassens, University of Namibia
  • Julieta Kavetuna, Member of Parliament, Namibia


  • Alice M. Kayongo – O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

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