Silenced Voices in Global Health

Katri Bertram, Ngozi Erondu & Madhukar Pai | June 3, 2020

Ngozi Erondu is a Aspen New Voices Senior Fellow who is the Chief Executive for Project Zambezi, a public-private partnership created to improve access to essential medicines throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Dr Erondu trained as an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist and works as a Policy Advisor on global health governance and health systems. She currently consults as Senior Research Fellow at the Chatham House Centre for Global Health Security and a Senior Public Health Advisor at Public Health England.

In Think Global Health, Ngozi co-wrote an article describing the need for the global health community to become more inclusive and diverse. As the global health community works to bring underrepresented communities to the table there needs to be a careful look at who is representing these communities. Three lessons presented in the article to challenge the global health community is:

  1. Be transparent

  2. Try to include the many, not just the one

  3. Do not instrumentalize and tokenize

Read Ngozi’s full piece from Think Global Health.