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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 […]

February 13th, 2017|Featured, Health|0 Comments|
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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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    Reading List: Most Popular @AfricaAtLSE Book Reviews of 2016

Reading List: Most Popular @AfricaAtLSE Book Reviews of 2016

Welcome to our look back to our most popular book reviews of 2016.

Book Review – Understanding Contemporary Ethiopia: Monarchy, Revolution and the Legacy of Meles Zenawi Edited by Gérard Prunier and Éloi Ficquet – An impressive volume, one which contains a wealth of information on the historical, cultural and religious underpinnings of the landlocked country in the Horn of Africa, […]

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    Book Review: Ebola: How a People’s Science Helped End an Epidemic by Paul Richards

Book Review: Ebola: How a People’s Science Helped End an Epidemic by Paul Richards

Ebola: How a People’s Science Helped End an Epidemic is one of the first books to provide an in-depth analysis of the recent pandemic in West Africa, The author Paul Richards has done an excellent job in bringing to the fore community efforts in responding to the virus, says Jamie Hitchen.

 

On a recent visit to Freetown, a Sierra Leonean […]

September 16th, 2016|Book Reviews, Featured, Health|1 Comment|

Subverting Love Stories

LSE’s Clare Coultas questions the portrayal of love in global sexual health promotion campaigns and argues that it is imperative that connecting love with safety and protection in sexual health needs to be rooted in subversion for such campaigns to succeed.

Monogamous love is frequently used in global sexual health promotion efforts to try to inspire choices about “safe sexual […]

Deworming Delusions in the Search for Scientific Certainty

Duncan Green and Mohga Kamal-Yanni analyse the latest developments in Worm Wars.

 

Should I blog about things that are way over my head? Well it’s never stopped me in the past…… My LSE colleague and Director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa, Tim Allen, along with Melissa Parker and Katja Polman have edited an issue of the Journal […]

August 1st, 2016|Featured, Health|0 Comments|
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    Two-way, Not One-way Communication: Why Dialogue Should Be Included in Health Programs

Two-way, Not One-way Communication: Why Dialogue Should Be Included in Health Programs

Emily LeRoux-Rutledge discusses the importance of dialogue as a method of imparting information in a South Sudanese health programme.

On a hot, dry day in a village in the North of South Sudan, ten Dinka-speaking women are sitting under a tree listening to the radio. A local midwife on the radio is trying to debunk the traditional belief in ruaak.

Ruaak dictates […]

April 13th, 2016|Featured, Health|0 Comments|

Positive Living: Art and AIDS in South Africa

A new exhibition in London showcases how South Africa’s creative community used art to move their government to act on the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Suyin Haynes previews the exhibition.

On a rather rainy December morning in a small corner of Bloomsbury, a slice of remarkable African art and activism was brought to the Peltz Gallery, housed in one of the many […]

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    Boys May Suffer the Social Effects of HIV/AIDS More Than Girls

Boys May Suffer the Social Effects of HIV/AIDS More Than Girls

LSE’s Emily LeRoux-Rutledge shares insights from a recently published article on children affected by HIV/AIDS in Eastern Zimbabwe.

“There is a boy whose parents died of AIDS … He doesn’t have food. He is always hungry. He doesn’t have anyone to pay school fees for him and he doesn’t have clothes. He wears rags.” – Schoolchild, Eastern Zimbabwe

The social effects of HIV/AIDS […]

December 7th, 2015|Featured, Health|1 Comment|

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