Critical perspectives on global health partnerships in Africa

Publication Date:

15 May 2018


Inguane CA. (2018). Critical perspectives on global health partnerships in Africa. Med Anthropol Theory. 5(188-92). doi: 10.17157/mat.5.2.615



[Conference Report] On 8 February 2018, the colloquium ‘Critical Perspectives on Global Health Partnerships in Africa’ was held at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle. It was sponsored by UW’s Simpson Center for the Humanities and organized by Lynn M. Thomas (UW Seattle, History), Johanna Crane and Ben Gardner (UW Bothell, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences), and Nora Kenworthy (UW Bothell, Nursing & Health Studies). The colloquium was a discussion between Iruka Okeke (Pharmacology, University of Ibadan) and Paul Farmer (Partners in Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard University) with an audience of faculty, students, and community members interested in global health, and it was moderated by Gardner and Kenworthy. The colloquium addressed issues raised by the collaborative project ‘Humanistic Perspectives on US Global Health Partnerships in Africa and Beyond’, and was preceded the night before by the Katz Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities, given by Farmer, and, earlier in the day, by a discussion between Farmer and medical anthropology and global health students, and a working lunch with members of the collaborative project.

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