Tag Archives: health

The Global Gag is back, and more women will die from unsafe abortions as a result

To absolutely no-one’s surprise (and as I wrote a few blog posts back), on his first working day in the presidential office Donald Trump signed an executive order reinstating the Mexico City Policy. Also known as the Global Gag, the … Continue reading

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The precariousness of the franchise state. NGOs & health care in Tanzania

My latest paper – ‘The precariousness of the franchise state: voluntary sector health services and international NGOs in Tanzania, 1960s-1980s’ –  has just been published in Social Science and Medicine. Here is the link to the article, which  will be … Continue reading

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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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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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Why are polio workers and campaigns so feared and reviled by some?

Twelve people were shot dead this morning in two attacks on health centres in Kano and Hotoro in northern Nigeria. In the first attack, four polio health workers were shot by gunmen on motorcycles. In the second attack, 30 minutes … Continue reading

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