“We in the global North look at Africa and, where health care is concerned, we say, ‘We will go there and help them. But if we look closely at a place like Botswana, we might learn something about cost, equity of care, death and existential angst. I want to break up the idea that Africa is so different and only an object of our pity or our salvation complex. I just don’t see it that way.”
Julie's quote highlights the need to change humanitarian ideas about the continent and highlights some of the areas where the West can learn from African experiences.