Kathmandu

June 8, 2012

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Originally posted on The Squeaky Robot:
Swayambhunath is one of Kathmandu’s many temples. Stunning shrines can be found there, as well as bricks, souvenirs, prayer flags, and immense views of the city. Within those views you can see the city bursting with life at the edges, like ants with the task of expanding their hill,…

GUEST POST: A day in life of Health Professional in Nepal

May 22, 2012

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Ever complained about the traffic on your way to work? How would you like to trek to work instead?! Nepal is full of amazing and dedicated health workers! *********** Namaste! I am a public health professional and I work for an NGO coordinating Maternal and Child Health Programs in one of Nepal’s 75 districts. For […]

Solar Suitcases: Light to Save Lives

March 6, 2012

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In conjunction with International Women’s Day each year, Women Deliver celebrates the progress made on behalf of women worldwide.  This year the ‘Women Deliver 50’ list will promote 50 organizations with the most inspiring ideas and solutions that deliver for girls and women.  Among 25 nominated projects in the Health Interventions category is WE CARE […]

Is it an employment opportunity? exploitation? or modern-day slavery?

February 26, 2012

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Slavery is a modern-day problem. It exists worldwide, even though laws against it exist in every country. Today, an estimated 27 million men, women, and children in the world are enslaved—physically confined or restrained and forced to work, or controlled through violence, or in some way treated as property. Factors that often lead to people […]

‘Digital Revolution’ to End Sahel Food Crisis

February 24, 2012

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The United Nations has warned of a new food crisis affecting millions of people in the Sahel region of West Africa.  As a result of the erratic and late rainy season in 2011, drought has returned to the region, bringing hunger to millions.  The increasing frequency of droughts since 2010 has given communities in the […]

Malaria: Twice as many deaths

February 8, 2012

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New research from the University of Washington has found that worldwide malaria deaths may be twice as high as previously estimated. The study, published in The Lancet last week, reported that malaria was the underlying cause of death for 1.24 million people in 2010. [1] This is in contrast to the World Health Organization’s estimate […]

Why is Australia racist

January 25, 2012

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Of course Australia is racist. Just look at the most glaring example: the treatment of Australia’s Indigenous people, or the “White Australia Policy” or even the way in which we refer to refugees arriving by boat. So let’s just move on and discuss why, or how in fact we are racist in that “hidden and […]