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    Survival needs or health care? Challenges accessing health care among female migrants in Accra, Ghana

Survival needs or health care? Challenges accessing health care among female migrants in Accra, Ghana

Samantha R Lattof discusses the challenges female migrants in Accra face in securing health care.

Every week while collecting the data for my recent article in Health Policy and Planning, I heard reports of female migrants dying in Accra, Ghana.  Some of these deaths were accidental.  Others, like deaths from malaria or delayed care during childbirth, could likely have been prevented.  Women face […]

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    Book Review: Understanding West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic: Towards a Political Economy Edited by Ibrahim Abdullah and Ismail Rashid

Book Review: Understanding West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic: Towards a Political Economy Edited by Ibrahim Abdullah and Ismail Rashid

Jonah Lipton says that this book is a valuable contribution to the Ebola literature but also key for anyone interested in the state of Africa, epidemiology, and political economy.

Register to hear the editors of this book, Ibrahim Abdullah and Ismail Rashid speak at LSE on Thursday 22 April at 6.30pm, A Preventable Epidemic: The Ebola outbreak and failures of […]

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    No ‘Accountability’ Without Conflict: Projects Targeting Health in Uganda #PublicAuthority

No ‘Accountability’ Without Conflict: Projects Targeting Health in Uganda #PublicAuthority

Tessa Laing examines three divergent approaches to tackling health staff accountability in Gulu, northern Uganda.

This article is part of the #PublicAuthority blog series, part of the ESRC-funded Centre for Public Authority and International Development. 

 

Akello Jennifer sets off on foot with her feverish two-year-old daughter slung on her back. By mid-morning, they arrive at the local Health Center 2, Patiko. The […]

SexYZ: Writing our own Sex Education narrative

Emily van der Merwe introduces SexYZ, winner of the 2017/18 PfAL social campaign. In this launch blog post, she discusses the team plans to use visual learning and animation to increase the impact of the campaign.

Think of a video that you watched that changed your worldview, or even changed your life. (For me it was The Lion King, and […]

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    #PublicAuthority: What will happen when there is another epidemic? Ebola in Mathiane, Sierra Leone

#PublicAuthority: What will happen when there is another epidemic? Ebola in Mathiane, Sierra Leone

Melissa Parker and Tim Allen discover how long-standing customary forms of governance played a critical role in ending the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

This article is part of the #PublicAuthority blog series, part of the ESRC-funded Centre for Public Authority and International Development. 

‘I acted to save the lives of my people, but what I did will always play on my […]

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    Haile Selassie and his quest to develop a Westernised medical system in Ethiopia

Haile Selassie and his quest to develop a Westernised medical system in Ethiopia

Julianne Weis explores how a colonial mindset on Africa’s place and capacity in relation to Western medicine was fixed and applied to Ethiopia, even though the East African country had never been subject to sustained, colonial occupation like neighbouring African nations.

When Emperor Haile Selassie returned to Addis Ababa from exile in 1941, he granted immediate amnesty to the Italian […]

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    Will the appointment of Tedros Ghebreyesus mark a turning point for WHO?

Will the appointment of Tedros Ghebreyesus mark a turning point for WHO?

Dorcas Gwata and Tarik Endale analyse the top priorities for Dr Tedros Gebreyesus as he takes over the leadership of the World Health Organisation.

The global health community is alight in African colours, the continent’s voice has been amplified with the appointment of Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus as Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), the first African to hold […]

The Return of the Global Gag Rule, and the Global Politics of Abortion

As International Women’s Day 2017 approaches, Alice Evans emphasises the importance of pan-African, horizontal networking and peer learning.

Read more of Alice Evans’ thoughts on this topic in an article published on 30 January 2017 on the Effective States Blog.

Dr Alice Evans (@_alice_evans) is a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Cambridge and LSE alumna.

The views expressed in this […]

Debunking Delusions around Deworming

Tim Allen and Melissa Parker argue that a biosocial approach is necessary for ‘deworming’ to succeed in improving lives.

The term Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) was introduced around 15 years ago and has helped in concentrating attention on largely-ignored infections. Indeed, it has resulted in what has been hailed as the largest public health programme ever undertaken. However, the success of […]

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    Book review: Making the Mark; Gender, Identity, and Genital Cutting by Miroslava Prazak

Book review: Making the Mark; Gender, Identity, and Genital Cutting by Miroslava Prazak

Annemarie Middelburg describes the book as an absolute must-read that gives voice not only to Kuria people who have undergone male or female circumcision in Kenya, but to everyone connected to the practice.

Miroslava Prazak is a scholar of development and cultural change at Bennington College. She has spent more than twenty years with the Kuria people in the rolling […]

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