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It is a hot, humid day in mid-June, 2011 in this remote village in Niger state, Nigeria. The state is in a low development region with poor health indicators. I am a newly qualified doctor and have just concluded a Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAs) assignment for the state office of the World Health Organization (WHO). […]

Desde mediados de octubre de 2018, más de 7.000 centroamericanos han están recorriendo el trayecto a la frontera de EEUU a pie y en vehículos sobrecargados. Han viajado juntos en la denominada caravana de migrantes desde el Triángulo Norte (Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador). Aquí usamos la palabra migrante una vez y con serias reservas. […]

Since the middle of October 2018, over 7,000 Central Americans have been making their way by foot and overcrowded cars to reach the United States border. They have travelled together in the so-called “migrants’” caravan from the so-called Northern Triangle (Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador). We use the word “migrant” once and very reluctantly. Words matter […]

Over four days in May, researchers, academics, policy makers, social entrepreneurs, government planners, non-governmental and civil society actors, and local community leaders from around the world gathered at Edinburgh’s famed McEwan Hall, to discuss solutions to major planetary health challenges […]

When I was a new graduate student of health policy, I was once asked by a professor whose class I took, why I had left clinical practice to study health policy. I replied naively, ‘I migrated from clinical practice because I don’t like the idea of working in a place where I can make one mistake and kill a person.’

‘I see,’ he said, ‘so you decided to come over to policy and kill thousands?’ […]

Everyone feels down from time to time but depression is more than sadness or feeling ‘blue’. It is a common mental disorder which affects males and females, young and old, rich and poor. It is a treatable health condition that is found across cultures.

Depression can affect the way you think, move and speak. […]

The vast complexities of the Middle East and surrounding regions cannot be understood without bringing health into the battleground of analysis. In this context, the Global Health PhD Network organised the event “Health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region” on 28th of October, 2016 with the funding of the University of Edinburgh’s Global Health Academy. […]

It wasn’t my intention to be a dangerous woman or to find myself in danger, simply by being committed to gender equality and better health […]


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