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

May 22, 2012


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 […]

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

February 26, 2012


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 […]

FACT #4: Children Orphaned by AIDS

December 1, 2011


One of the biggest effects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic is on a country’s social fabric due to the number of children that have been orphaned as a result of AIDS. To date, 16.6 million children around the world have lost their parents due to HIV. Around 14.8 million of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa. In […]

Let’s talk dirty

November 17, 2011


Just when you thought you had heard it all, along comes World Toilet Day, celebrated annually by the World Toilet Organisation on the 19th November. But why would something as dirty as The Toilet need its own organisation AND day? The answer: 2.5 BILLION people around the world do not have somewhere safe, private or […]

Genetics or simply too fat?

November 15, 2011


A and I missed World Diabetes Day (annually celebrated on the 14th November i.e. YESTERDAY!) and we are extremely sorry as Diabetes is a serious emerging health issue in many developing countries. But seriously: What the hell is with Diabetes Week being held in JULY?? and Diabetes Day being celebrated in NOVEMBER? Get your act […]

How the world gets married…

November 14, 2011


One of our fellow PhD students is getting hitched this weekend (best wishes to Luke and Renya)! Our friend’s wedding is of course a traditionally ‘western marriage’, whereby they have fallen deeply in love and have decided to bite the bullet (after almost a 10 year courtship. Good on you Luke!) Although most people that […]

Cooking shouldn’t kill

November 12, 2011


As the lovely Miss A pointed out in her blog “World Pneumonia Day: Where is Australia”, Today is World Pneumonia Day (12th November). Pneumonia is a respiratory illness and the chances of contracting it are increased with exposure to ‘indoor pollutants’. These ‘indoor pollutants’ are released every day in households across the developing world that […]