Sara Lowes: the Legacy of Colonial Medicine in Central Africa

In this episode we chat with Sara Lowes about her paper​ “The Legacy of Colonial Medicine in Central Africa”. Sara and her co-author study how the delivery of health aid can be jeopardised by distrust at the local level. Using evidence from French military campaigns in Cameroon and former French Equatorial Africa they show that a significant reason for this distrust may be aid recipients’ historical experiences of colonial medical campaigns. This is having a huge impact, worsening health outcomes and lowering World Bank health project success today

Paper link: DOI: https://doi:10.2307/resrep26223

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