As millions around the world wished each other a Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year, there were no Christmas festivities for the great majority Zimbabweans, or the prospect of a happy and prosperous 2019 either. Just over a year after the monumental ouster of Robert Mugabe as president, the country is in the grip of hyperinflation […]
We couldn’t say goodbye to 2018 before sharing our top book reviews of the year, as voted by your clicks! Here they are:
Afrotopia by Felwine Sarr – Anna Wood calls “Afrotopia” an inspiring manifesto and metaphor for a new Africa.
The Oromo and the Christian Kingdom of Ethiopia 1300-1700 by Mohammed Hassen – Aleksander Engeskaug says this book is an important […]
LSE’s Adura Banke-Thomas argues that Nigeria needs to urgently rethink its policies towards the training and retention of doctors.
In a speech delivered by the Nigerian Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole at the 38th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria, he argued that the number of doctors in Nigeria […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]