The pivot to online and remote teaching of global health through the COVID-19 pandemic presented new opportunities to educators to shift the way in which global health is taught. A more community driven approach was presented, and students in high-income countries were able to better learn from the global south.
The content and scope of global health teaching was adapted to be able to better include issues of equity and human rights as a central theme. Instructors were able to center courses on experiences in the global South and elevate BIPOC voices and community leaders. The pandemic provided a way to rethink and reframe how global health is taught and to integrate thinking on systemic inequality such as through colonial health systems set up in the past. How can we institutionalize knowledge sharing between the global south and the global north? How can we ensure that systemic inequalities within the health system are addressed in the way we educate health workers.