Articles by Werner Soors

Werner Soors is an ITM staff member

Decolonizing global health – starting at home?

Posted in articles by on February 15, 2019

Not every day we attend conferences that in their announcement declare global health to be “only the newest iteration of what was formerly international health, tropical medicine and colonial medicine”. Which is precisely what attracted this grey-haired whitey – working in what is still called an Institute of Tropical Medicine – to the “Decolonizing Global Health” … Read more »

“Change comes from the heart of the world”

Posted in articles by , and on October 21, 2016

Once every twenty years the United Nations brings together thousands of participants from member states to garner and secure political commitment, review past commitments, address and identify challenges towards sustainable urban development. This week, Quito (Ecuador) played host to the UN’s third conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat … Read more »