Category: Events and Updates

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 ...

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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 ...

The End of An Era: 2015 Millennium Development goals round-up

The World at 2000   In September 2000, leaders from each of the 189 UN member states assembled to decide the United Nations’ Mission for the next 15 years. The “Millennium Summit”, unlike any meeting before it, was to set the stage for global development in the form of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The ...