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World AIDS Day: my AIDS stories


So, today, December 1st, is the UN’s World AIDS Day. This day was first announced in 1988 when the disease still was relatively new as a means of perhaps first … Läs mer

2 december, 2012

Forgotten Disease: Kala Azar | part 6/13


This is the fifth disease I present in the forgotten disease series, in which I in layman’s terms present Kala Azar. Kala Azar: visceral leishmaniasis Now, do not shy away … Läs mer

12 oktober, 2012

Forgotten disease: HIV/AIDS | part 5/13


There is one disease that is more stigmatised than the others, one that is not forgotten in its defining sense, but which is forgotten in the sense that treatment is … Läs mer

8 oktober, 2012

An excerpt from ”Trailing: a memoir”


Right now I read Kristin Louise Duncombe’s memoir novel Trailing: a memoir. A trained psychoptherapist, she married an MSF doctor and left for Kenya and Nairobi. He, the archetypical cowboy hero … Läs mer

6 oktober, 2012

Forgotten Disease: fistulas | part 4/13


In this post I will present the phenomenon known colloquially as fistula. Obstetric fistulas This is not a disease, but a physical problem that occurs during childbirth. It is heavily stigmatised … Läs mer

5 oktober, 2012

Day 12: a book that is most like your life


This is part of the 30-day book challenge. Hmm, this was a difficult one. I do not think I have come across such a novel yet, but just the other day I … Läs mer

5 oktober, 2012

The future is yours to grab: Master of Science (Msc) in Global Health at UCL?


UCL is my absolute dream school. Would I have been accepted to both Oxford and UCL, UCL would have been my first choice. That thought probably contributed to my failure … Läs mer

5 oktober, 2012

Minor Field Studies?


Sitting and researching what is meant by ”Minor Field Studies” in the Swedish university system. Since I have been to both Zimbabwe and Tanzania, I have at least one or … Läs mer

2 oktober, 2012

Forgotten Disease: Cholera | part 3/13


Today, part number three in the series about hidden tropical disease: cholera. Cholera: Vibrio cholerae Cholera is one of the worst risks when dealing with health in over-crowded areas. It … Läs mer

29 september, 2012 · 1 kommentar

Forgotten Disease: Chagas | (part 2/13)


So, I am going to try to convey some of the more common among the ‘forgotten diseases’ in the world in a manner that I myself can understand them. They … Läs mer

27 september, 2012

New series: mini doctor and tropical disease part 1/13


As you know, my plan is to become a doctor, and Médecins Sans Frontières has served as the major inspirational source to this dream. I have followed their work, and … Läs mer

24 september, 2012 · 1 kommentar

Five new books ordered! Theme: Doctors Without Borders


I had to order a new Physics course book for the second Physics course I am taking in two weeks’ time (Physics 1 and Physics 2 are required to apply … Läs mer

11 september, 2012

I read ”The No-Nonsense Guide to World Health”


The No-nonsense Guide to World Health (2007) Author: Dr. Shereen Usdin Genre: non-fiction Grading: 3/5 *** So, I am back to writing in English. I guess I am going to flick … Läs mer

16 augusti, 2012

Minutkliniker – effektivisering eller vinstutdrivning?


Nu i våras beslutades det om att man skulle införa så kallade minutkliniker i Sverige, ett koncept tidigare testat, med så vitt jag förstår det, med fina resultat i bland annat Finland … Läs mer

3 juli, 2012

Bonne chance, Jim Yong Kim!


Today I congratulate Jim Yong Kim, the new head of the World Bank (American, of course, although Asian-American), who took office on July 2:nd. I do not know very much … Läs mer

2 juli, 2012

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