Rashmi Singla + Johanne Elbek

Rashmi Singla + Johanne Elbek

Roskilde University
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Rashmi Singla, Ph.D., Psychotherapy Specialist, Associate Professor, Psychology and Health Studies, Roskilde University, Denmark.

Affiliated NGO – TTT (Transcultural Therapeutic Team for Ethnic Minority Youth/ Families).

Teaching, researching, international projects’ participation, and publication within social psychological/interdisciplinary frameworks. Focus on dynamics related to movements across borders, especially migration, transnationalism, decolonisation, family/couple relationships, global health, and psychosocial intervention.

Scientific Advisor: Society Intercultural Psychology Denmark; Learning Curve journal India.

Board Member: CKMM (Centre for Gender, Power, and Diversity), Denmark, Nordic Migration Research,

(UBVA) Committee for the Protection   of Scientific and Scholarly Work, Denmark.

Expert member: The European Science Foundation, A*Midex Evaluation Committee

Guest lecturer: OTH (Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule) Regensburg, Germany

Johanne Andersen Elbek, MSc in Health Promotion and Strategies and International Development Studies

(Roskilde University/San Diego State University), Head of Section at Danish Health Authority

Guest lecturer: Roskilde University, Denmark and VIA University College, Denmark

Talk Information:

A quest for Equity: Decolonising global health promotion
May 5, 2023 | 9:00 AM

A central element of global health is the matter of equity; a discussion with roots in colonialist endeavours, equally relevant in all levels of the field today and in the future. By disassembling constituting elements of global health, it becomes clear how the contemporary field is based on and biased in Global North cultures and traditions, which frames the Eurocentric perspective as the neutral and the norm, and therefore solutions and strategies for combating global risks are customised to fit societies of the Global North. Contemporary interventions undertaken in the name of promoting global health represent enduring challenges and new trends relating to international efforts to improve health conditions, primarily in the Global South. This talk will focus on both sides of the encounter, the agents of intervention, health professionals and the targets, local populations emphasising ethno-racial representations and the burden of ‘otherness’ because the intervention power dynamics influence both. With a broad perspective on historical continuity and ruptures we will explore legacies of mistrust in colonial medicine, postcolonial approaches, and integration of the local, traditional health practices. In the quest for global health equity, we invite you to focus the decolonisation process through four levels: knowledge, leadership, policy, and praxis.

For further reading:

(2015) Intermarriage &Mixed Parenting: Promoting Mental health & Wellbeing Palgrave- Macmillan