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A global webinar was held on 31 August 2022 to:

  • Shed light on the injustices and systemic discrimination that people of African descent often face and its impact on health;
  • Describe how processes of “othering” influence the health of people of African descent;
  • Share knowledge and promising practices for advancing social justice, inclusion and participation of people of African descent in health policies, plans and programs, as well as in intersectoral actions for health to address wider social and environmental determinants.

Panelists included:

  • Carissa F. Etienne, World Health Organization Regional Director for the Americas
  • Miriam Ekiudoko, Member of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
  • john a. powell, Director of the Othering & Belonging Institute at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Tlaleng Mofokeng, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Physical and Mental Health
  • David Williams, Department Chair Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health