Tea with Africa : How do we ensure equitable global health partnerships with African researchers, institutions and communities?
The discussion in this webinar was built on the growing global discourse on health equity and decolonialisation of global health. Feeding into the context, The George Institute has a stream of work dedicated to embedding equity-considerations in global health research partnerships (see here and here). This work, as well as several internal conversations to integrate justice, equity, and dignity into its operations, led to the topic for this "Tea with Africa" session.
The session was moderated by Dr. Kenneth Yakubu, a Research Fellow at The George Institute who also co-leads the institute’s initiative for partnerships with African researchers and institutions. The panellists were Prof. Julie Balen, a Professor of Health Systems and Global Change at the Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, United Kingdom; and Professor Andre-Pascal Kengne, Unit Head, Non-Communicable Diseases, South African Medical Research Council. Perspectives were purposefully sought from African and non-African researchers.