Violence against doctors in India: faltering justice systems, crippled health systems and broken dreams

  Early this week India woke up to the news of a mob of “so called” family members of one Mohammed Shahid, who had come in trucks and pelted stones in a Kolkata medical college alleging delay in handing over dead body . In the ensuing violence against doctors Dr Paribaha Mukhopadhaya, a junior doctor […]

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Short-termism: The bane of health sector development in Nigeria

We all love quick wins. Quick wins represent our aspiration of implementing interventions that are relatively easy to achieve and hopefully impactful. Short-termism is a situation where the focus is on short-term results at the expense of long-term interests. Considering the modest progress made in strengthening Nigeria’s chronically weak health systems despite successive Government and donor efforts, we need some […]

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Beyond profit and convenience: towards humanitarian dedication and conceptual coherence in Global Health

The growing presence of China as a forceful proponent in Global Health is beginning to receive proper attention. There can be no doubt that the Belt and Road Initiative(BRI) of China has begun to define the range of realistic future scenarios for individual and concerted action. These scenarios should simultaneously account for both universalizing and […]

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