Africa / Health

Ebola

A week ago or so, an offensive article was published in the Yale Daily News – http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2014/10/29/stem-the-tide-of-ebola/ Lots of people on campus reacted to the stigmatisation and fear-mongering this piece presents. A friend of mine and I decided to offer a rebuttal to this piece, by writing this article for the Yale Herald Newspaper – http://yaleherald.com/op-eds/spreading-fear-spreading-ebola/ We … Continue reading

Drugs For Life; Subcultural Identity
Health

Drugs For Life; Subcultural Identity

Watch: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r0h4r BY: BBC Video Documentary, Think Aloud. Here’s a short video interview with anthropologist Joseph Dummit, author of the book “Drugs For Life” in which he tackles  the pervasiveness of America’s pharmaceutical market in its economy and society. Dummit explores in detail, America’s increasing medicalization and the emergence of the ‘expert patient’ who shifts the … Continue reading

The Absence of Policy
Africa / Health

The Absence of Policy

I have sat for the whole day in a regional meeting about cancer registries in Africa, hosted by the West African Health Organization (WAHO). This is the health wing of ECOWAS. I have heard several presentations from delegations representing different countries on how to implement new changes in different communities but very little word of … Continue reading

Ghana / Health

Fake Medicines in Ghana

I came across this, in all my chain-reading on Africa’s development for tonight (talk about constant procrastination, lol.) So this has definitely been going on for a long time now. Of course, the people who bear the brunt of its impact are those in marginalized societies – the poor, those who live in rural areas, … Continue reading