What does it mean to celebrate International Women’s Day in health and medicine?

By Manasi Jiwrajka We look back at some of our case reports: Gender remains an important determinant of health. For example, in HIV in India: the Jogini culture , we read that female gender ensured a lifestyle that exposed the patient to HIV.1 “The patient never attended school. At menstruation, she awoke to a startling reality as […]

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Back to Basics with Female Genital Mutilation

By Manasi Jiwrajka The 6th of February marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. Last year I had the privilege to listen to Khadija Gbla at the Global Health Conference in Newcastle, Australia organised by the Australian Medical Student Association. Khadija is the voice and face of female genital mutilation (FGM) in […]

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Global Health Workshop, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia with Dr Seema Biswas, BMJ Case Reports Editor in Chief

By Manasi Jiwrajka In October, 2016, we conducted a Global Health workshop at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. We advertised the event to medical and dental school students, and had an overwhelming interest in the workshop. We had attendees ranging from first year medical students to faculty members at the University of Queensland. Prof […]

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Case Report: An 11-year-old boy with silico-tuberculosis attributable to secondary exposure to sandstone mining in central India

By Midhun Mohan This is a case about an 11-year old who developed silicosis after being exposed to sandstone mining. Stone-mining is a lucrative industry producing billions of dollars in export every year. Despite being highly profitable, the health impacts of the industry are severely under researched. The authors state that: “no preventive measures have […]

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