Citizen Journalist: Bianca van Bavel

Resolving the Contradictions of Growth and Capabilities: A rights-based approach to health

GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Bianca van Bavel   Applying a human rights approach often calls into question a series of contradictions; particularly when it is introduced by the nation’s President to open up public discourse on health system reform against a backdrop of economic austerity. In this...

Is the desire for Innovation substituting the need for Evidence?

GETHealth: A Global Education & Health Technology Summit 2014 Dublin Key Correspondent: Bianca van Bavel ‘We are living in an unprecedented time for technology and innovation ’, was a statement heard several times over the two day GETHealth Summit in Dublin, November 13th and 14th.  And in true visionary...

WORLD TOILET DAY: it’s not just about Sh*t

WORLD TOILET DAY: it’s not just about Sh*t Sanitary Dignity On Tuesday November 19th, people all over the world were asked to ‘give a sh*t’. This isn’t meant to be offensive. World Toilet Day is more than just debating the appropriateness of poo-puns and terms for fecal matter. I’m talking about the human right...

Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy

Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy Every day in the global south 20,000 girls under the age of 18 give birth. Who is She? Where is She? She’s all but 15 years old, She is the over marginalized, under represented, often excluded, minority. She is living in poverty, without access to...

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