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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 […]

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 […]

2011: My favorite things

December 28, 2011

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Although this is not a post about global health, it is a post about the things that have helped to keep me sane in 2011 (in no particular order): Awesome friends: We have had some great times in 2011: Karaoke, emails, dinners, breakfasts, drunken conversations. Friends getting pregnant, married, buying houses, finishing PhDs, break-ups, new […]

The F-Bomb

December 15, 2011

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So – just to let you all know, most of the hits that our blog gets are from random people googling “condom” and thanks to Alicia’s blog on Condom Couture, we are assured at least 4 hits per day! Because we are interested in “hits” – we thought we would continue with the racy headlines! […]

A tasty way to be eco-friendly

December 5, 2011

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When you just feel like good coffee and some quality food, I can recommend SOURCE Foods in Highgate. This little unsuspecting cafe, hiding on the corner of Beaufort and Brisbane St, serves not only awesome food but also food that is SUSTAINABLE . But what does sustainable mean when it refers to food? Well, I […]

FACT #4: Children Orphaned by AIDS

December 1, 2011

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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 […]