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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 […]

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 […]

Naff? No thanks!

December 2, 2011

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I went shopping for a Secret Santa gift yesterday and all I could find was naff, naff and more naff!  ‘Naff’, for those of you who don’t know, refers to something that is rubbish and pointless, like the gifts you would find here.  Yes, of course I need a belly button brush… This Christmas, Say […]

Let’s talk dirty

November 17, 2011

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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 […]

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 […]