Tag Archive: healthcare

Jun 05

A man’s world? 

“Has your husband beaten you before?” I wait patiently for the nurse to translate my question and her subsequent reply in Rukiga. I already know the answer, I can see it in her downcast furtive gaze. “Yes” “How often?” “Every time he drinks alcohol” “How often does he drink alcohol?” “Every day” This tiny woman, …

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May 21

Doctors in the Mist

Wanted: GPs for Remote Rural Hospital in Uganda…  Living in Liverpool and Sheffield, never having met, we were two recently qualified GPs, already feeling jaded with clinical practice in the UK. We were both searching to find an overseas long term placement that would allow us to combine direct clinical care with capacity building for …

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Feb 10

Why I support the Junior Doctors strike 

I am currently working in a place where children die because their parents can’t afford to pay for treatment or keep up regular health insurance payments, where doctors work crazy hours for pretty poor pay and consequently make mistakes that cause harm and cost lives … Here people desperately want their health system to move …

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