Our partner organisation TDR has just published a thoughtful Global Health Matters podcast, discussing the need to build an awareness of the ways we interact with colleagues in the workplace to adapt our programmes to be more inclusive. It is important to talk about “the future of global health through diversity and dignity”.

Host Garry Aslanyan interviews two special guests who have a deep understanding of diversity and dignity and their application worldwide.

Marie Ba, is from Ouagadougou Partnership where she advocates for reproductive health and development across West and Central Africa.  Marie Ba questions whether diversity is just a tick-box exercise, ensuring that we break down the definition and elements that make up the term “diversity”.

Tom Wein is based in Kenya where he leads research on dignity in development with IDinsight.  By analysing further the two concepts of diversity and dignity together, the link is formed and shows that representation is only one aspect, and that agency and equality also need to be factored in to realize dignity within diversity.   

Listen to this podcast episode (and many other very interesting episodes..) here:



The Berlin Institute of Global Health is a partner of TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases: a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. It is co-sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO).