Global Health Justice

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June 21, 2024

Profit Over Patients: Insulin Pen Shortage in South Africa

By Alina Metje, GHJ Team

South Africa is running out of insulin pens due to Novo Nordisk’s decision not to renew its contract, focusing instead on more profitable weight- loss drugs. The shift to vials represents a step backward in diabetes care. Vials and syringes are harder to use and less precise, raising concerns about medication adherence and long-term complications….

May 21, 2024

Red Crescent Demands End to Exploitation by the Global North

By Fatima Al-Shimari, GHJ Team

A staggering quarter of the world’s population, around two billion people, still lack access to basic healthcare, according to Badr Jafar, CEO of Crescent Group. Despite the efforts of the global health ecosystem to close this gap, the deep-rooted social, economic, demographic, and geographical disparities largely stem from the historical and ongoing exploitation by the…

February 6, 2024

The Equity Imperative: Confronting HPV Vaccine Apartheid to Combat Cervical Cancer

By Patience Komba, GHJ Team

The fight against cervical cancer faces a critical juncture. Despite the availability of a life-saving vaccine against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which is known to reduce cervical cancer cases significantly, a stark divide remains between high-income countries and lower-middle-income countries in vaccine access. Professor Linda Eckert, from the Department of ObGyn and the Department of…

September 8, 2023

Global North’s Pandemic Selfishness: Seeds of the Global South’s Burning Resentment

By GHJ Team

Mark Suzman, CEO of Gates Foundation, admits that the distrust in the Global South has been brought about by Vaccine policies of the Global North (see article). In June, at the Summit for a New Global Financing Pact in Paris, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted the deep resentment felt by many in the Global…

July 16, 2023

DEI plays a critical role in addressing health disparities, despite political controversy surrounding it.

By Assem Suleimenova, GHJ Team

The diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) movement is under organized and escalating attack. The critics argue that “DEI Inc.” has gone too far-and should be rolled back or defunded because of clunky and controversial administrative moves.” It was recently reported by the National Bureau of Economic Research that even the wealthiest Black patients suffer worse…

November 10, 2022

African scientists say Western aid to fight pandemic is backfiring. Here’s their plan

By Simar Bajaj from NPR

Global health inequities are inevitable, according to virologist and former president of the Nigerian Academy of Sciences Oyewale Tomori. “The WHO is,” says Tomori, “well, I know the W stands for World, but sometimes I think it stands for White.” Dr. Tomori shared that he was not surprised that high-income countries were buying up┬ámonkeypox vaccine…