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Rethinking Mental Illness – hope and resilience in mental health

This week we talked to Dr. Sheila Harms about mental health in Hamilton and on an international level. On Nov. 4, the International Women’s and Children’s Health Conference was held in Hamilton. The focus of the conference was on “confronting … Continue reading

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“Not every public health disaster can be described in numbers”

South African miners face the highest incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) in the world – 7,000 cases per 100,000 people/year or 1,400 times the incidence of TB that exists in Western countries. Over 98% of mine workers never receive compensation for … Continue reading

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Part 2: Same-Sex partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa, is public health the way to human rights?

In part two of our discussion on same sex partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa, we speak with Dr. Stefan Baral, a physician epidemiologist and Assistant Scientist at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dr. Baral was one of the first … Continue reading

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Part 1: Same-Sex Partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa, a history

This is the first in a two part series in which we consider the health impact of criminalization of same-sex partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa. The recent murder of an LGBTQ activist David Kato in Uganda, and the discussion by the … Continue reading

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Haiti, a Partners in Health Perspective

We’ve spoken before about reconstruction in Haiti post-earthquake, and the international players that continue to jockey for power in the country. On today’s episode of the HJRC, Riaz speaks with Partners in Health Advocacy and Policy Director, Donna Barry about … Continue reading

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Bridging the Access Gap

Ten million people die each year from diseases that have available cures. Nearly 1/3 of all people do not have regular access to essential medicines, and in the poorest parts of Africa and Asia this figure rises to over 50%. … Continue reading

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Haiti one year later

A year ago today, a devastating earthquake shook Haiti. Up to a quarter million people were killed and 1.5 million were made homeless. It quickly became clear that a historical analysis of structural violence committed by US, French and other governments … Continue reading

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“A fine line to walk,” ethics of humanitarian health work

On the November 15th episode of the HJRC, we speak with Professor Lisa Schwartz an ethicist in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University and the Arnold L. Johnson Chair in Healthcare Ethics. Professor Schwartz speaks to … Continue reading

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