Research Professional News  |  February 8, 2021

But several public health experts have criticised the project. “This is scientific colonialism,” says Ngozi Erondu, a United Kingdom-based infectious disease epidemiologist who specialises in health policy in Africa. She asks why none of the eight organisations making up the consortium running the project are Africa-based.

Erondu adds that the Path-led project is “scarily similar” to one that has been running for 20 years at the Kenya Medical Research Institute-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, which even shares the name of the initiative launched last week: Inform.

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