Quartz  |  April 21, 2021

One of the letter’s authors, Ngozi Erondu, is a senior scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, who has advised African governments and institutions on the capacity required to control infectious diseases. She says paying western institutions to oversee African institutions creates an unequal power dynamic.

“You can’t have shared decision-making when one person works for someone else, and so if they’re really investing locally it needs to be direct investment,” Erondu says.

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