Some of the most successful programs have been communities coming up with their own solutions...it’s not about just saying we have communities involved, but are we engaging with them – because they often know best.
Poverty, equity and the drivers of health.
Decolonising global health means a dismantling of privilege and the structural barriers to health, both across countries and within. In a world where everyone’s health matters, whose knowledge do we value? Whose voice is loudest and how do we shift the dial?
Sabina Faiz Rashid, a distinguished scholar in global health, works at the coalface of public health in Bangladesh. Hear her in conversation with UNSW Sydney’s Rebecca Ivers as they discussed Sabina’s research in Bangladesh, and unpack what it will take to achieve true change.
The Centre for Ideas’ international conversation series brings the world to Sydney. Each digital event brings a leading UNSW thinker together with their international peer or hero to explore inspiration, new ideas and discoveries.
Sabina Faiz Rashid is a medical anthropologist and Dean of the James P. Grant School of Public Health at Brac University in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is world-leading researcher in health systems and urban health issues, specialising in gender, sexual and reproductive health, sexuality, poverty and the rights of marginalised populations in Bangladesh.
Professor Rebecca Ivers is Head of the School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney, and National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellow. Ivers leads a global research program focusing on the prevention and management of injury, taking a public health and systems focused approach. Her work has a strong focus on equity, implementation, sustainability, and capacity development.