Tag Archives: Health care

Women in frontline service provision play a vital role and must be protected

TweetBy Ana Lukatela, UN Women‘s peace and security section programme specialist. This was originally posted in The Guardian.  Nasima Bibi was one of the 16 female health workers murdered in co-ordinated attacks across Pakistan in December and January. And on 8 February nine, as yet unnamed, female health workers in northern Nigeria were killed in same manner – [...]
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Gun Violence: Blaming the Mentally Ill

Tweet“‘People who have mental health issues should not have guns,’ Mr. Cuomo told reporters. ‘They could hurt themselves, they could hurt other people.’” (NYTimes.com 1/15/2013) True. Anyone with a gun could hurt themselves or other people. While I am hardily in favor of restricting the sale of lethal weapons, I am concerned that statements such [...]
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Prejudices within the medical fraternity: Women and sexuality in India

TweetMy visit to a lady gynecologist in India a few months back has been bothering me to no end. Hence by ranting about the experience here I would like to know your thoughts on it and share if you have had a similar experience as I did. As a young woman in her early twenties, [...]
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Health disparities are a human rights issue

TweetWhere can a line be drawn that determines what it means to health care providers in terms of ethics in modern society?  Savita Halappanavar was professional dentist, married to an engineer, and was happily expecting a child.  At 17 weeks along, while in Ireland, Savita started to miscarry her unborn child.  We have to keep [...]
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People don’t die in the emergency room!

Tweet“People don’t die when they’re sitting and waiting in the emergency room!” Were these words truly coming out of this man’s mouth as my husband lay curled up in the fetal position, clutching his chest in the corner of a near empty ER? “My husband pays nearly $600 a month for health insurance! What if [...]
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