Decolonizing Global Health in the Era of COVID-19 Conference


August 08, 2020
9:00am – 1:30pm

Join us on Saturday August 8, 2020  from 9:00am ET / 1:30pm GMT  to 1:30pm ET / 5:30pm GMT

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Event Summary

The "Decolonizing Global Health in the Era of COVID-19" conference is organized by medical students from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Global Health Leadership Track (GHLT) and University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health Sciences.

This conference aims to discuss and develop action items around decolonizing global health through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic. We seek to draw a diverse and broad audience of international individuals involved in healthcare to promote a collective and equitable vision of global health reform. Through critically interrogating past legacies and understanding the implications of COVID-19 on shaping the future of global health, we plan to empower attendees to recognize and dismantle systems of oppression in their own global health practice, in the hope of creating a more equitable, just, and effective field of global health. 


For further reading on decolonizing global health in the era of COVID-19 and links to additional resources, please visit our resource document


Before 1:00 pm GMT on Saturday, August 8, 2020

We invite all attendees to watch the following pre-recorded lectures on our YouTube Channel.

Dr. Alexandre White: “History of Colonization in Global Health and Pandemic Responses"

Dr. Address Mauakowa Malata: "Decolonizing Global Health Education: Research, Literature, Curriculum, and Bidirectional Educational Opportunities"

Loyce Pace: "Promoting Parity in Relationships Between NGOs and Local Stakeholders"

After viewing the lectures, please submit questions here for the live Q&A session with the lecturers. 


Saturday, August 8, 2020

1:00 pm - 2:45 pm GMT: Opening Remarks and Q&A - Dr. Alexandre White, Dr. Address Mauakowa Malata, and Loyce Pace

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm GMT: Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm GMT: Breakout Rooms/Workshop Groups

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm GMT: Break

4:20 pm - 5:00 pm GMT: Closing Speaker- Dr. Triono Soendoro: "Global Health Ethics: Reimagining a Decolonized Global Health"

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm GMT: Closing Remarks 


Speaker Bios: 

Dr. Alexandre White

Dr. Address Mauakowa Malata

Loyce Pace

Dr. Triono Soendoro

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