What COVID Vaccines Reveal: Myth and Reality of Post-Colonial Global Health

April 08


This event is co-hosted by NYU School of Global Public Health as part of an ongoing Anti-Racism Series. We are proud to join with NYU DC and The John Brademas Center of New York University for this important discussion.

According to the World Health Organization, as of mid-March, 2021, approximately 7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccination have been given in Africa. Cumulatively, over 25 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been received in 38 African countries, 30 of which have started vaccination campaigns. However, much more remains to be done to ensure that Africans, many of whom have been subjects in vaccine trials, are in line to benefit. At the current rate, these countries won’t reach 60% vaccine coverage until 2023 or beyond.

Featured Panelists:

Holly Hagan, PhD, Professor, School of Global Public Health; Director, NIDA P30 Center for Drug Use and HIV|HCV Research, New York University

Matthew M. Kavanagh, PhD, Director, Georgetown University Global Health Policy & Politics Initiative | O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health

S. Matthew Liao, Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics Director, Center for Bioethics, New York University School of Global Public Health

Kodjo Senah, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Ghana; Clinical Professor, NYU Accra


Frankie Edozien, Clinical Professor, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute; Director, NYU Accra