“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.”
Angela Okune, "Julie Livingston on lessons learned from time in Botswana", contributed by , STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 19 April 2018, accessed 8 June 2023. http://www.stsinfrastructures.org/content/julie-livingston-lessons-learned-time-botswana
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.