Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds Africa has always been a site of medical innovation.
Skip to 0 minutes and 18 seconds Did you know, for instance, that in 2020 Africa contributed 12.8 percent of the innovative technologies used to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic?
Skip to 0 minutes and 31 seconds So, what can we learn from African knowledge and innovation in order to improve health globally? This question is at the heart of our course. To find answers, we need to explore many further questions from different perspectives. Concepts of health-related knowledge and innovation touch on many perspectives that must all be included. Are you interested in investigating knowledge and theory from the Global South? In my own field experience it was been African medical doctors who have told me so much about this field. Would you like to understand how best to build and finance a healthcare system that aims to give all people access to the healthcare that they need?
Skip to 1 minute and 16 seconds Are you interested in discovering examples of knowledge exchange within the Global South and learn more about success stories from Africa? Africa is now also a place for malaria drug discovery and development If your answer to these questions is “yes”, this course is for you. It contains many examples and case studies of challenges met, solutions developed, and answers found. This, then, is a course that learns from Africa and acknowledges what Africa can contribute to Global Health. We are Tanja Hammel from Switzerland, Doris Osei Afriyie from Ghana and the US. Together with our team of scholars based in many different locations we look forward to welcoming you to our course.