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  • This week: On the Age of Gender Equality

    SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls “We need to empower women. Give women a voice in the decision-making process. Give women a political voice where they can champion, for their own welfare. And, of course, for us. United Nations – organizations, agencies – we need to do our part.” –… Read more

  • The Basics: Causes of Death

    Everyone dies. And on more than a few occasions, I have heard the comments that all, in their own way, suggest that reducing mortality from specific disease causes is merely an exercise in pushing mortality from one disease cause to another; largely based on funding and location. Read more

  • Tomorrow on the blog: Causes of Death

    “He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.” – Arabic Proverb Find the article here. 🙂 Read more

  • Reflection: On Sitting, Standing and Sedentary behavior

    Reflection: On Sitting, Standing and Sedentary behavior

    (a.k.a. Thoughts on my personal apathy and our collective ‘laziness’) This is a reflective piece. And as such, it will be more personal than most of my writing. But true to form, it’s based on some pretty solid (albeit somewhat terrifying) science. You have been warned. I’ll be honest. I’ve read the studies. There is… Read more

  • The Basics: The Paradox of the Dual Burden – NCDs and CDs

    Here’s a fictional allegory: Thelma lives in a rural area in Tanzania. At age 5, she contracted malaria. Due to broadened availability of health services, Thelma received an artemisinin based treatment and, unlike many before her, she survived. In fact, she lived a long, healthy life. Long enough to reach the age of 55; at… Read more

  • Médecins Sans Frontières Scientific Days 2016

    Today I attended the second day of the annual Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders Scientific Day. I have been thoroughly impressed not only by the entire program this year but also with the dedication to broadening access to healthcare, improving diagnostic systems and achieving the objective of the democratisation of health through the… Read more

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