World Health Day: COVID-19 requires us to rethink our international development strategies

07 apr 2020

It is a normal and human reaction that we all reflect on our own risk of getting affected by the new coronavirus. It is also a normal and human reaction that every community or country is guessing what it might imply for their family, their job, their business, their organisation, their region, their country, their continent. Nevertheless it is equally important to get out of this bubble and look at what is happening in the so-called developing world. 

In this blog published on Word Health Day, Patrick Develtere, Professor of International Development Cooperation, urges us that “now is the time to turn an outdated North-South strategy into a truly global strategy. Now, because once the crisis is over, we will fall into organisational forgetting. Again.”

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