Patterns & Meaning Episode 7: Creating Equitable Policies in Global Health with Margaret Phiri

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In global health, communities served are often underrepresented or excluded from policy development and decision making processes. We talked to Margaret Phiri about what we must do to change this; how we can ensure that policies are people-centered, responsive, and supported; and lessons she has learned that can aid in our collective efforts to decolonize global health.

Margaret Phiri is currently the Nursing and Midwifery Advisor for Seed Global Health, Malawi and a member of the World Health Organization’s High-Level Consultative Group on the Health Workforce. She has extensive experience across the African continent and has dedicated her career to strengthening the quality of nursing and midwifery education, practice, regulation, leadership, and research for improved health outcomes. Margaret has a Masters in Nursing Education and Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also holds a postgraduate diploma in community health from Medical University of Southern Africa.


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