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    The Surgery Ship [FILM]

    I recently watched The Surgery Ship, an award winning documentary as seen on SBS and the National Geographic. Read a review below and then check out more Books and Films. The Surgery Ship is a documentary detailing the incredible work...

    Bulletin of the World Health Organization [Journal]

    Vashti reviews the Bulletin of the World Health Organization as part of our ongoing series on global health research. Read the review below, and then be sure to browse other Books and Films reviews. The acronym ‘WHO’ rolls of the...
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    Dead Mums Don’t Cry [Film]

    Marrwah Ahmadzai recently watched Dead Mums Don’t Cry, a BBC Panorama production from 2005 showcasing a week in obstetrician Grace Kodindo’s clinic in Chad. Read Marrwah’s review below then check out more Books and Films. Being ...

    My Own Country (Verghese)

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like at the frontline of a brand new epidemic?  Read Hamish Graham’s review of Abraham Verghese’s My Own Country, then browse more Books and Films. Since its emergence in the 1980s, HIV/AIDS has ...

    Smallpox: The Death of a Disease (Henderson)

    One of the successes of global public health has been the eradication of smallpox. Read Salenna Elliot’s review of the book Smallpox: The Death of a Disease by D. A. Henderson and then browse more Books and Films here. Smallpox is the only...

    Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor in a War-Torn Village (Maskalyk)

    Marrwah Ahmadzai recently read Six Months in Sudan, a blog turned book exploring the rewards and challenges of working at an MSF hospital in the middle of nowhere.  Read Marrwah’s review below then check out more Books and Films. Six Months in...
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    Lancet Global Health [Journal]

    For our new series on global health research, we are reviewing various journals on global health. Read Vashti’s review on Lancet Global Health below, and then check out her article on Keeping Up to Date with Global Health Research. Browse other...

    Staying Up to Date with Global Health Research

    In our new series on global health research, Vashti introduces us to how and why we should stay up to date with global health research.  Read her piece below and then browse more Books and Films. Why keep up to date...

    Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children: Guidelines for the Managmeent of Common Childhood Illnesses (WHO)

    Rami gives us an overview of the recently-updated Pocket Book of Hospital Care for Children by the World Health Organization (WHO) for doctors, nurses and other senior health workers in developing countries.  Have a read of the review and then check out...
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    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (Gladwell)

    The Tipping Point explores what it takes to spark an epidemic of social change.  Read Evelyn’s review below then check out more Books and Films. The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell, analyses the ingredients of what makes certain ideas, ...