Health, welfare and well-being

BSG Students, Health, welfare and well-being

Dancing Policy Into Practice

Dancing Policy Into Practice

While volunteering for a local NGO in Kenya, called the Rafiki Wa Maendeleo Trust, I wanted to combat diarrhoeal diseases in the community. In theory, a lot can be done at little cost. There are many simple ideas on how to increase the water supply and cheap solutions to making […]

by × 22 November 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Health, welfare and well-being

The Tragedy of Moral Mistakes

The Tragedy of Moral Mistakes

A tragic case was recently reported of a man who died following botched care via the NHS’ telephone helpline. Suffering from blood poisoning, a series of errors, mis-recording and failure to listen meant that he was told simply to take the remedy ‘Gaviscon’. He died shortly afterwards. This was rightly […]

by × 07 November 2013 ×

BSG Students, Health, welfare and well-being

Lead Australian development from the top?

Lead Australian development from the top?

Despite assurances that we should expect “no surprises” from a Coalition Government, the new Prime Minister delivered a big one last month on the 18th of September with the announcement of plans to reintegrate AusAID back into the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. As has been noted on this […]

by × 10 October 2013 ×

BSG Students, Health, welfare and well-being

Medical education in Germany: first improve your training

Medical education in Germany: first improve your training

A dreadful event On 22 August 2011, in a hospital in Germany, a final year medical student killed an infant with leukemia by giving a cotrimoxazol suspension into the veins that was supposed to be administered via the oral route – the child died of an anaphylactic shock. This horrific […]

by × 07 October 2013 ×

BSG Students, Health, welfare and well-being

School uniforms in Kenya – time to rethink?

School uniforms in Kenya – time to rethink?

Pele, a seventeen year old Kenyan girl, is the oldest of seven siblings. She used to have an older brother but he died very early. And so did her father, leaving his seven children alone with their mother, who is suffering from severe medical conditions. With Pele being the oldest, […]

by × 17 September 2013 ×

BSG Faculty, Health, welfare and well-being

Three-parent IVF a step closer in the UK

Three-parent IVF a step closer in the UK

Various media, both in the UK and across the globe, are reporting that the UK government is backing the further development and use of technology to allow for embryos to be created that have 3 parents. This advance is designed to help couples where the mother carries an abnormality in […]

by × 28 June 2013 ×