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Colonialism and foreign interventions have driven distrust during the pandemic in eastern DRC

Cikuru, Marie-Noël and Mertens, Charlotte (2021) Colonialism and foreign interventions have driven distrust during the pandemic in eastern DRC. Africa at LSE (08 Sep 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

During outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, responses to the virus were affected by people’s distrust towards elites, international organisations and medical authorities. A long history of foreign interventions, colonialism and racist attitudes towards local populations are among factors driving these attitudes, with real-world effects on families in need of medical support.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2021 12:18
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2021 16:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112241

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