Decolonising Healthcare with Dr Annabel Sowemimo

Thursday 27th April

Join activist, writer and physician Dr Annabel Sowemimo and others in a conversation about why we need to decolonise healthcare.


Join activist, writer and physician Dr Annabel Sowemimo in a facilitated conversation about racism, medicine and why we need to decolonise healthcare. Dr Sowemimo will be joined by other clinicians, activists and artists who support communities and work for social and health justice.

Contributors and audiences are invited to come together to explore how the racist structures and principles that medicine and healthcare was built on impact people today, and how these can be challenged and changed.

The evening is inspired by Annabel Sowemimo’s upcoming book, Divided. You’ll be able to buy the book in our bookshop and in the event areas.

The discussion will be live-streamed on our You Tube channel. You’ll be sent log in details when you book your ticket.

About your speakers

Dr Annabel Sowemimo is a doctor, activist and writer. As well as being a sexual and reproductive health registrar in the NHS, she is also the founder of community-based organisation Reproductive Justice Initiative, formed to address the colonial history of sexual and reproductive health. In her spare time, Annabel is a PhD candidate and Harold Moody Scholar at King’s College London. Her first book, ‘Divided’ (Wellcome Collection/Profile Books), publishes in April 2023.

Five X More was launched in 2019 by Tinuke Awe, 31 and Clotilde Abe, 33 both from South London, after Tinuke had a difficult experience giving birth to her son. With Tinuke’s psychology degree & HR background and Clo’s degree in business & marketing and her experience working in maternity within foetal medicine/Day Assessment Unit the duo had the ideal experience to generate change and creating the Five X More Campaign. In 2020 they launched the petition “Improve Maternal Mortality Rates and Health Care for Black Women in the U.K.” which gained over 187,000 signatures and led to Black maternal health being discussed in parliament for the first time.

Need to know


This event will have live speech-to-text transcription, which may be useful for people who are D/deaf, hard of hearing, deafened or neurodiverse. The captions will be displayed on a large screen in-venue. Ticketholders for the livestream will receive a link to view the captions in a separate window.


This is a relaxed event, which means that if you need to, you are welcome to move around and make noise at any time.

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