Navigating the violent process of decolonisation in global health research: a guideline

Elsevier, The Lancet Global Health, Volume 9, December 2021
Rasheed M.A.

As part of the call to decolonise global health, there has been an emphasis on shifting different aspects of the global health system, including the role of donors1 and journals,2 addressing racism,3 decolonising the mind,4 and ensuring adequate working conditions for staff in low-income and middle-income countries.5 Historically, decolonisation has always been a violent process6 and global health might experience the same. Disrupting and calling out neo-colonial practices requires courage to bear the cost that comes with doing so.7