Privilege and inclusivity in shaping Global Health agendas
Oxford Journals "Northern voices dominate Global Health discussions. Of recent Lancet Commissions, excluding representatives from international organizations, 70% of commissioners on the Women and Health commission came from the global North, and likewise, 71% of the Health and Climate Change commission, 72% of the Global Surgery commission and 73% of the Global Health commission (Lancet 2016).
(...) Only 15% of the world’s population lives in high-income countries. Yet Global Health conferences continue to be dominated by invited Northern speakers and important committees on Global Health composed mainly of Northerners. (...) How can it be acceptable that these groups continue to dominate in deciding what problems we think about in Global Health and how we approach them?" (Photo: United States Mission Geneva/flickr)