Black Health Matters

I have so much to say on this given my experience of systemic racism which almost ended in death — but for now; read and share my social media post ‘threads’, sign the petitions below — and fight for your health because the system isn’t…YET.

GMC: Medical schools must include BAME representation in clinical teaching – Sign the Petition! chng.it/9pwBfqwt

British Association of Dermatologists: The British Association of Dermatologists must include BAME representation in resources – Sign the Petition! http://chng.it/y2zHvK6s

We are hopeful for a sustained change. Let’s keep on pushing and raising awareness.

All medics must learn about the presentation of diseases in black people and it must be a key feature of medical education.

Black skin should not be considered outside the norm. Nor should the study of the presentation of diseases in black people be considered ‘extra curricular’ in medical education. White is not the standard. Black is not the standard. HUMAN is the standard. Treat us as humans.

Black people should not have to beg for their pain to be attended to in a timely manner. Black people should not have to be at deaths door nor should we have our pain dismissed because it doesn’t look white or sound white. Period.

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I have so much to say on this — but for now; swipe right, sign the petition and fight for your health because the system isn’t…YET. (FYI: pictures of our faces may trigger you; take caution as you swipe — the reality is that, this was my face during SJS and I openly share this ghastly photo that others will be spared from similar experiences) • We are hopeful for a sustained change. Let’s keep on pushing and raising awareness. • All medics must learn about the presentation of diseases in black people and it must be a key feature of medical education. • Black skin should not be considered outside the norm. Nor should the study of the presentation of diseases in black people be considered ‘extra curricular’ in medical education. White is not the standard. Black is not the standard. HUMAN is the standard. Treat us as humans. • Black people should not have to beg for their pain to be attended to in a timely manner. Black people should not have to be at deaths door nor should we have our pain dismissed because it doesn’t look white or sound white. Period. • I have the utmost respect for healthcare workers and medical professionals. My consultants, dermatologists, nurses, were a mixture of Asian, white, and Black! I honour them and give them due appreciation in my PowerPoint. This is not a bashing post, it is an enlightening, educating post that the system that is meant to serve us all, is inherently biased even to the point of ill-health and sometimes death. • You can find the petitions on doctorkanayo.com> recent posts> Black Health Matters • #blacklivesmatter #blmuk #blackhealthmatters #systemicracism #systemicoppression #getoffournecks #blackhealth #sjsawareness #sjssurvivor

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