Monthly Archives: April 2014

‘The Harsh Truth about Urbanisation’

Urbanisation – the process by which cities grow and change – is happening at quick rates in many low and middle income countries.  Such rapid development is associated with sociocultural, political and public health changes, amongst others. India is particularly … Continue reading

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BSP Meeting Cambridge 2014

6-9th April was spent at the University of Cambridge attending the British Society for Parasitology annual meeting, including the Tryp-Leish symposium. Thanks to Mark Field (and colleagues) for organising a great meeting – his final act in Cambridge before packing … Continue reading

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Muddling through the jungle of hospital priority setting

By Lydia Kapiriri, Associate Professor, Department of Health, Aging and Society, McMaster University Have you ever wondered why patient X goes to a hospital and gets all the treatment they need, yet, patient Y goes to the same hospital and … Continue reading

Chronicling an Epidemic: new archival material on the first Ebola epidemic

The ongoing outbreak of Ebola in Guinea and surrounding regions has brought this terrifying disease back into the world’s media spotlight. This epidemic shares some of the features of the first devastating outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then … Continue reading