I gave the most enthusiastic applause I could muster - without breaking something - and focused on keeping my heart from bursting open with pride. This experience is usually one saved for watching children at Christmas concerts or graduation ceremonies, but that was not the setting. For me it was watching my father as he walked … Continue Reading ››
This week’s course focused on Access to Medicines. The presenter was lawyer Rachel Kiddell-Monroe. (Her complete presentation is available here.)
Yale and HIV DrugsIn 2001, Doctors without Borders (or Médecins sans Frontiéres, MSF) approached the pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) to ask for a cheaper generic version … Continue Reading ››
In 1984 Canada and the provinces agreed to five principles as part of the Health Act. Originally it was agreed that the budget would be split 50 - 50 (federal funds - provincial funds), but this has since changed with more money being provided by the provincial governments. These five principles, as you will see, are … Continue Reading ››
According to the WHO (World Health Organization), “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. In Global Health terms, health has a lot to do with conflict. Today, 90% of deaths in wars are civilians. Conflict used to be confined to inter-state wars (consider … Continue Reading ››
Dear whoever is interested, I am currently enrolled in Health Care Management, a Master’s course taught at McGill University. Some of you have shown an interest in the subject as well as voiced very interesting and provocative questions and ideas. In response to that interest, and to aid … Continue Reading ››
Kinesthetic learners are people who learn best through movement, touching, and feeling. Our schools could do a better job of teaching all children if they incorporated what we know about kinesthetic learning.