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Escaping the realities of the health care system – at your expense.

There’s nothing like allowances for representatives of national assemblies to really get people fired up. Annoyed as people get about MPs salaries, it’s the perks that lurk below the headline wage that cause righteous spluttering and indignation. The UK’s parliamentary … Continue reading

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Museveni, the Anti-Homosexuality Law, and the politics of the succession

So Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill has finally been passed, after years of ‘will it, won’t it’ to-ing and fro-ing, signed by President Museveni at the end of February. The law has been modified from its original iteration – the death penalty … Continue reading

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NGOs, Journalists and the media: because even NGOs have PR teams

When I read a review of a hotel in the travel section of my favourite newspaper, the fact of who has paid for the accommodation is usually stated somewhere at the bottom: accommodation was provided by a travel company / … Continue reading

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A nudge, a shove, but little respect

It used to be an old joke that sociology was the study of people in rich industrialised countries, and anthropology the study of the poor in poor countries. All very unfair, but I was reminded of it when hearing the … Continue reading

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Technology trials and ethics: is being cheaper good enough?

I was recently at a technology for health event, during which a number of designers showcased their inventions. One such project plans to use biometric data as a means of accessing patient medical records through mobile phone technology. The project … Continue reading

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