Photo: WHO Director General Dr Tedros joins Committee A yoga breaks during the World Health Assembly in Geneva 2018, Palais des Nations.
Lenias Hwenda, Geneva. Lenias is a vaccine development expert and a public health practitioner who is passionate about improving access.
The majority of low and middle-income countries have evolved to become passive recipients of ideas, products and solutions towards some of their most pressing public health challenges. As a result, decades of development support has not resulted in significant strengthening of country capabilities in creating inclusive public health systems that meets the needs of entire populations.
Solutions that empirical evidence has shown to be ineffective continue to be implemented in countries. This disconnect between what all partners agree to be the best solutions and what is actually practiced is the paradox of global health and development support.