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August 25, 2022

Planetary health and sustainable primary care: What does this mean for a GP curriculum?

In this Long Read I discuss what the climate emergency means for postgraduate family medicine education.

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June 1, 2017

The lost brigade—why diasporas matter to global health

As the UK general election looms, there couldn’t be a more apt time to consider what “homeland” means to us in the context of global health.

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November 11, 2013

Polio resurgence in Syria—the importance of vaccination in wartime

10 cases of wild poliovirus isolated from 22 children in Syria.

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April 16, 2013

First responders—a note from Boston


My first-hand experience of the Boston marathon bombings.

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January 24, 2013

Everywhere, but not a drop to drink: water shortage in Santiago, Chile 

"I contemplate washing with agua gasificada: will I come out sparkling?"

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October 24, 2018

Forecasting global health outcomes to 2040: new Lancet study

How healthy will the world be in 2040? As a physician working at the coalface, for me this study brings into relief the startling complexity of health.

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March 10, 2014

Is a sanitary pad enough?

An uneducated South Indian man invents a low-cost technology to make sanitary pads more widely available to rural women.

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October 4, 2013

HIV and health in the Navajo Nation: why historical trauma matters

I am travelling to visit Donald Chee, a public health community liaison at Diné College, the first Indian-owned college in the USA.

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February 18, 2013

The lamb’s mother and the room of hope

A day in the life of a Chilean family doctor.


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December 28, 2012

Why we should be up in arms about gun control 

“No single law—no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world, or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. But that can’t be an excuse for inaction.”

World Health Summit copyright Suchita Shah

November 01, 2017

The Beauty of Impact: hidden highlights from the World Health Summit 2017, Berlin

With around 2000 participants from across academia, politics, the private sector and civil society, the meeting’s main themes were....

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January 30, 2014

Why are pharmacies in Massachusetts selling tobacco?

To coincide with Alice In Wonderland author Lewis Carroll's birthday, a tobacco tale so absurd and fantastical it can’t possibly be true. Except it is.

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May 10, 2013

A lesser known history of medical education: The Soap Lady and other oddities at the Mütter Museum, Philadelphia

The people behind the body parts.

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February 6, 2013

Health as a gateway to global development 

Q&A with Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and administrator of the United Nations Development Programme.

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