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Global Health Analysis

Building a comprehensive understanding of socio-economic and human rights factors to disease outbreaks, drawing upon and partnering with communities most affected by diseases.

Racism in Global Health – Inception Report

In February 2021, Matahari and the AIDS and Rights Alliance of Southern Africa (ARASA) held a roundtable with 20 Black and Brown leaders in global health, including communities living with diseases, academics, and those working within global health agencies, to catalyse ideas on an in-depth study on racism and white supremacy in global health.

The product of these discussions are shown in this inception report, including insights on how global health continues to be dominated by white supremacy, that it continues to be difficult for Black and Brown people to call out racism in global health as fear of retaliation is real, and of the ambivalence of white supremacy in global health – notably that ‘white liberals are allies until their privilege is threatened’.

Access the report below.

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Brazil’s COVID-19 response: An Account of Coordination Failure, Data Suppression, and Corporate Philanthropy

Matahari worked with the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) to document the Brazilian COVID-19 Response through 2020, which has been marked by high death numbers, misinformation coming from the highest levels of government, disparities in access to health services for indigenous populations, and shortages of essential health technologies.

Read more about our findings at this link.

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