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World Health Summit features Race & Health Founder Delan Devakumar

23 Apr 2023

In April 2023, founder Delan Devakumar joined the World Health Summit Regional Meeting to speak about research about racism and inequitable health outcomes. He discusses the Lancet Series, current evidence that demonstrates health inequities along racial lines, conceptual ways to explore these issues, and next steps to tackling them. In his presentation, he traces racially defined health inequities, and explains them in the context of racial hierarchies, colonialism, and contemporary forms of structural violence that shape these inequities.

You can view a recording of the meeting on the World Health Summit YouTube.

The M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies" is the academic foundation of the World Health Summit. This unique network currently consists of 28 members in 20 countries, including the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), which represents the national academies of medicine and science in 130 countries.

Delan led The Lancet Series on ‘racism, xenophobia, discrimination and health’ and will chair the new Lancet commission on racism and child health. He is director and founder of the Race & Health group. He was a commissioner and steering group member of the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health and is Child and Adolescent Health lead in Lancet Migration. Delan is a member of the Lancet’s Group for racial equity (GRacE).

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