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.