Tag: global south

I am an African.

Here is a very uncharacteristic piece. Uncharacteristic as it is neither related to health or development. At least not directly. As the month of May has drawn to an end – I have reflected upon what May 2019 meant to me. I recall one of my favourite speeches – and most profound in its timing. Delivered ...

Why everyone has fewer children today than ever before

Child survival. The dramatic improvement in child survival globally has brought babies per woman to as low as 2.2 in Bangladesh; 2.3 in India and 3.97 in Ethiopia. These are not anomalies. This is the norm. Furthermore, in cities, such as the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, the number of babies per woman is less ...