An important Global Health Matters podcast topic this month, discussing the need to build an awareness of the ways we interact with colleagues in the workplace to adapt our programmes to be more inclusive. We need to talk about “the future of global health through diversity and dignity”. Host Garry Aslanyan interviews our special guests who have a deep understanding of diversity and dignity and their application worldwide.
Our first guest, Marie Ba, is from Ouagadougou Partnership where she advocates for reproductive health and development across West and Central Africa. Marie Ba questions whether diversity is just a tick-box exercise, ensuring that we break down the definition and elements that make up the term “diversity”.
Tom Wein is based in Kenya where he leads research on dignity in development with IDinsight. By analysing further the two concepts of diversity and dignity together, the link is formed and shows that representation is only one aspect, and that agency and equality also need to be factored in to realize dignity within diversity.
Join us in this podcast episode to develop a broader understanding of the future of global health through diversity and dignity.
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