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28. Public Health Colonialism: An Interview with Dr Eugene Richardson

As the anniversary of the WHO's declaration of a pandemic approaches, Grace speaks to Eugene Richardson, Harvard's Assistant Professor of Global Health, about how capitalism produces huge health inequalities – and what we can do about it.

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‘Coloniality doesn’t only exist in economics – it exists in what we call ‘science’.’

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This week, as the anniversary of the declaration of a pandemic by the WHO approaches, Grace talks to Dr. Eugene Richardson, Assistant Professor of Global Health at Harvard and author of Epidemic Illusions: On the Coloniality of Global Public Health. Eugene previously worked in Sierra Leone and the DRC supporting the response to the Ebola outbreak.

They discuss the ways in which an unequal, unsustainable capitalist world system reproduces massive economic, political, and health inequalities, and what we can do about it.

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Thanks to our producer Conor Gillies and the Lipman-Miliband Trust for making this episode possible.

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