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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 […]

Cooking shouldn’t kill

November 12, 2011

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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 […]

Condom Couture!

November 10, 2011

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Since House of Cards is all about innovative and creative ways of raising awareness, I thought I’d share with you one of my favourite health promotion projects, “Dress Up Against AIDS: Condom Couture”. In this venture, Brazilian fashion designer Adriana Bertini uses quality-test-rejected condoms to create dresses. Bertini, inspired by her volunteer work with an […]

World Pneumonia Day- Where is Australia?

November 8, 2011

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This Saturday, 12 November 2011 marks the third annual World Pneumonia Day. Pneumonia is the leading cause of childhood mortality worldwide, accounting for an estimated 2 million deaths each year in children under 5 years of age.[1] In fact, pneumonia claims more lives than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. The good news is that pneumonia […]