Reimagine: Health reset

Health reset with Joia Mukherjee and Paul Farmer.

“There is no contrast between fighting against Covid and fighting for Black lives.”

In Reimagine Series 2: Systems Reset, we’re seizing this moment to reimagine systems that are fit for purpose, and fit for everyone.

In episode 2, Peter talks to global health activist Dr Joia Mukherjee about reimagining our health systems in an age of pandemics. Joia describes herself as an “ass-kicking optimist, healer, singer and lover of humanity”. She is the chief medical officer at social justice and global health non-profit Partners in Health, and much of her work explores the intersection between healthcare and racism. What does she think an equitable global health system should look like?

Peter also catches up with Dr Paul Farmer, his guest in the very first episode of Reimagine, for an update on the long view of Covid-19 and what drove him to write his new book Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History.

Reimagine is a podcast about people who are inventing the future. Presented by Oxford Answers and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. New episodes on Thursdays.


  • Dr Joia Mukherjee (@JoiaMukherjee), chief medical officer, Partners in Health; Associate Professor, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
  • Dr Paul Farmer, co-founder, Partners in Health. (Dr Farmer passed away in Rwanda on 21 February 2022.)


Peter Drobac (@peterdrobac), Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.


Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds by Dr Paul Farmer

Partners in Health

Bending The Arc

Introduction to Global Health Delivery by Dr Joia Mukherjee

Necropolitics, Achille Mbembe

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