Decolonizing Global Health

Afro Health Initiative
2 min readNov 8, 2020

Written by Najima Bawa, Program Development & Quality Coordinator, AHI CEO

A few months ago while scrolling through Instagram I came across a post on @popworksafrica which read, “Remember white supremacy is not a shark; it is the water” by Guante. The emerging global movement on decolonizing global health stands to deconstruct the idea that the Western way is the ONLY way. This article will briefly unpack what it means to decolonize global health and will share some practical ways to disrupt the structures that perpetuate white saviorism at the expense of the black lives.

Afro Health Initiative

Afrocentric brain gain​ platform engaging Africa’s diaspora for healthcare development