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

Africa / Quotes

“During colonialism, struggles were fought, exhaustingly, on so many fronts — for equality, for justice, for freedom — by politicians, intellectuals and common folk alike. At the end of the day, when liberty was won, we found that we had not sufficiently reckoned with one incredibly important fact: If you take someone who has not … Continue reading

Ghana / Quotes

I am reminded today how much I love Ghana. Home is where the heart is, they say. Therefore we carry home in us wherever we go. If we abandon home, we abandon our very own hearts. I don’t see a life, without a heart. You might as well be a dead body. 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