Category Archives: Global Health

Life after the Khmer Rouge

Cambodia has a traumatic recent history and memories of the blood shed of the Khmer Rouge are still fresh. For years the Khmer Rouge made sure the country did not have a single psychiatrist. Now it has 40 and they’re … Continue reading

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A vicious crime that mutilates victims and bystanders alike

In Cambodia acid attacks are all too frequent. Women are more frequent victims, but only just – (F52% : M48%). The attacks are intended to disfigure and inflict maximum emotional damage. According to one report, 30% of all the victims … Continue reading

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Bollywood flushes with success

Bollywood TV soap opera producers have dramatised a storyline where a woman refuses to marry her man until he builds her a toilet, and pulled in 145 million viewers. It’s a health message that works.

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Cutting out the Fat: Indians who opt for Surgery

Record numbers of Indians are resorting to surgery to loose weight.

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More African men are being circumcised. Here’s why:

A recent African study found that 75% of women preferred circumcised partners – sex lasts longer, and it reduces the risk of HIV infection by 70%. So more men are having the op …

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Dirty work that saves lives.

In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s biggest city, most people depend on pit latrines. They leak and flood, are only infrequently emptied, and for users and sewage collectors alike they’re a source of potentially fatal diseases like cholera and typhoid. Water … Continue reading

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Riders and the art of motorcycle maintenance

In Africa, motorcycles save lives by extending health care into poor and remote communities. Meet Thaele Seleke, the man responsible for keeping Riders for Health’s 120 motorcycles fit for purpose on the dirt roads and mountains of Lesotho.  

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